Bees getting a new home

June 30, 2009 4:26:06 AM PDT
A swarm of at least 8,000 honeybees in New York are getting a new home.

The bees caused a buzz of excitement on Manhattan's Upper East Side, before being corralled by the police department's beekeeper.

The bees had built a giant hive in a tree, and when the queen bee went sightseeing, the entire swarm followed.

The New York Post quotes one man as saying there was a "a 3 foot column of bees."

The bees were supposed to be taken to a farm in Connecticut to pollinate.

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