New NYPD beekeeper removes massive swarm of bees from pole in Manhattan

MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- A sting operation went down in New York City on Tuesday!

The NYPD's new beekeeper got his first call on his first day on the job -- and it was doozy.

Some 10,000 bees swarmed a street pole at 47th Street and Sixth Avenue in Midtown.

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But Detective Travis from NYPD's Special Ops unit was up to the job.

He didn't even have a bee suit on.

The NYPD's former beekeeper retired on Monday.


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