NYPD bee unit called on to remove massive swarm from Yankee Stadium
A massive swarm of bees estimated to number in the 25,000 range had to be removed from Yankee Stadium by the New York Police Department’s bee unit ahead of the Bronx Bombers’ showdown Monday with the Tampa Bay Rays.
The NYPD’s bee squad, comprised of two men, were called upon when the bees were discovered. A daunting image of the swarm, which settled in near Yankee Stadium’s Monument Park, was shared by the New York Post on Twitter.
Massive swarm of bees invades Yankee Stadium https://t.co/iQLkfJgFaH pic.twitter.com/MYwDnf3fGk— New York Post (@nypost) July 16, 2019
Upon being alerted by the Yankees of the swarm, the NYPD beekeepers announced on Twitter that help was on its way.
Hey @Yankees. Your favorite beekeepers are on the way to rescue the swarm in your park.— NYPD Bees (@NYPDBees) July 15, 2019
Once the sizable swarm was successfully wrangled, NYPD Bees issued a statement of gratitude to the Yankees for electing to utilize a humane solution to solve the bee problem, as the swarm will be relocated as opposed to exterminated.
I’d like to thank @Yankees for being such a classy organization for calling a beekeeper to come in and safely remove the honeybees and having them relocated. #mlb #Yankees #nypdbees #beekeeping pic.twitter.com/tut07cNnAn— NYPD Bees (@NYPDBees) July 15, 2019
The above tweet presumably was in reference to how NYPD Bees recently called out the San Diego Padres organization for removing a swarm of bees from Petco Park by killing them.
This was not handled humanely. These honeybees were killed by an extermination company instead of having a beekeeper come and remove them. @MLB please have each park have a beekeeper’s number on file for instances like this. https://t.co/Gmpdwu3eYj— NYPD Bees (@NYPDBees) June 4, 2019
All in all, a pretty eventful day at Yankee Stadium, and that comes even before a huge four-game series kicks off later Tuesday against the Rays, who trail the Yankees by five games in the AL East.