NYC has lots of bees, zillions of them and sometimes they swarm in weird places that make the human inhabitants of this great city a little worried. They swarm in children’s playgrounds, walls of public and private building and outside stores as in this video, trapping workers inside and creating temporary havoc. And it is the job of the ever helpful NYPD to come to the rescue and gently and safely remove swarming bees to a more suitable home.
For years, NYC had Tony Bees, (Anthony Planakis) who made the headlines over and over again as he tackled the the biggest of bee swarms in the most unlikely of places. It was he who came to the rescue of the works trapped inside the store in this video. But then he retired and the now the NYPD has announced his replacements, yes there are now 2 officers who will guide bees swarms to a more suitable home when they have made an error of judgement in where to set up home.
They are Detective Daniel Higgins, expert in counterterrorism and Police Officer Darren Mays from the 104th Precinct. It’s not a fulltime job for either officer and in any case they like their regular duties. But when a bee swarm is making life difficult for New Yorkers, they spring into action, using skills they honed following a personal hobby, to now make the streets safer for everyone. Thank you Officers Higgins and Mays, welcome and we sincerely hope you generate as many interesting stories as did TonyBees.