Large beehive in East Village

June 5, 2013 7:14:03 PM PDT
A NYPD detective acted more like a park ranger when 12,000 bees showed up in the East Village.

Several people called to report the sudden appearance of the bees on 11th Street Wednesday afternoon.

Detective Anthony Planakis came out and safely removed the hive.

He says the bees did not pose an immediate threat, but it's safer to move them away from people as soon as possible.

The honey bees will be taken to a beekeeper in the area.