On Friday, June 9th, tens of thousands of bees were seen swarming Times Square. The NYPD cordoned off part of the tourist spot as a beekeeper was sent to rescue the honeybees.
A video of the bees overwhelming Times Square and gathering on a building went viral on TikTok. Apparently the person behind the camera, Michal Samuni Blank, was the one to call 911. She had remembered a similar situation in the past that was handled by the NYPD and took action after the bees had been swarming for about 15 minutes, according to Storyful.
Blank described the scene to Storyful “like a smoke of bees, because they were everywhere, all you saw was bees.” Rest assured, no one seemed to be stung or hurt by the bees.
The similar incident Blank was referring to occurred in the summer of 2021 when 25,000 bees swarmed Times Square before being rescued by NYPD Beekeeper, Officer Mays, and transported to a safe location, reported Fox 5.
Another bee invasion happened in 2018 as well when hundreds of bees had to be removed from the top of a hotdog stand.
From what we know, the bees who had swarmed Times Square last weekend have been safely relocated.