Worst idea of the day: Beekeeping in NYC.
How did I miss this? Y’all. They made beeping legal in NYC two years ago so now there are 161 registered hives randomly strewn about the city.
A) Where do you put bees in this city? I don’t even have enough room for all my shoes.
B) Where do you send the bees off to forage or whatever you call it when they pollinate flowers or however they eat? What do bees eat? They eat nectar right? I’m trying so hard to remember Ms. Threatt’s 7th grade Life Science class, but it’s really not coming back to me at the moment.
C) WHY DO I HAVE TO PUT UP WITH BEE SWARMS IN NEW YORK CITY! Jesus Herbert Christ. Don’t we have enough roaches and mosquitoes and rats? Are we really trying to add more creepy things to these cramped little islands?
This is such a mess. Look at this foolishness I found on the Gothamist.
3:14 pm • 6 June 2012 •
Look at this photo.
Those are fucking bees on a mailbox in Little Italy.
I didn’t even know NYC had a bee season, but apparently this is it and Rafi is none too happy about it. I am deathly afraid of buzzing things and I would probably PASS OUT AND DIE if I walked down the street and saw a mailbox randomly covered in thousands of bees.
The Little Italy Swarm was a couple of weeks ago, the first of the season. A few days later, a swarm hit Washington Heights, and yesterday Chinatown. NYPD diverted traffic in C-Town and called in a beekeeper to capture the fifteen-thousand bees shown in this picture.
It’s official. Between the 100 degree heat and random shootings on the beach and brawls on the subway and now BEE SWARMS, I’m staying inside for the rest of the season. This city has lost its damned mind this summer. Y’all call me in October when the Big Apple has some sense again.
4:16 pm • 14 June 2011 •