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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.

Upon being alerted by the Yankees of the swarm, the NYPD beekeepers announced on Twitter that help was on its way.

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.

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.

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.