Bees Swarm Grand Street Mailbox

Posted on: May 31st, 2011 at 2:03 pm by

Our first though upon receiving this email was publicity stunt.  But that’s not the case.  Boogie reader DH just sent in a few photos of a swarm of bees currently clinging to a mailbox at the corner of Grand and Mulberry Streets.  What a crazy sight!

Cops arrived to cordon off the area with red tape. Below is a quick eyewitness report:

There’s a lone cop out there bs’ing with passersby.  I didn’t talk to him but its sort of a bizarre scene with people taking pictures and stopping their cars/bikes.  I suppose they’ve called the bee people to come take care of it.

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  • Yasmin

    Couldn’t believe it when I saw it. Here’s a close up picture I took: http://instagr.am/p/E_YcC/

    • NOTDOTDW

      HMM.  I WONDER WHAT CAUSED THIS.  AND MORE.

  • http://twitter.com/yasminfodil Yasmin

    Honey bees could be a great alternative source of income for the postal service ;-)
    Here’s another close-up photo – http://instagr.am/p/E_kfC/ 

  • derp

    BeePeople? AAAAAAH

  • Bap

    Clearly, mailboxes are what’s causing bee colony collapse.

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  • http://twitter.com/hollylouise22 hlp

    end times!

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