Random dead bees for reference

Random dead bees for reference

As if Bushwick doesn’t have enough to worry about what with all the gentrification going on there now they have to dodge swarms of apparently disorientated and dying bees buzzing around streetlights at night. Silly bees, don’t they know nighttime is for sleeping?

A tipster writes into Gothamist about the bees escaping from Roberta’s rooftop hives:

Hundreds of bees can be found buzzing around each building’s outdoor lights, and crawling across the sidewalk. Not sure if they are sick, or confused, but they are not aggressive. They move slowly and almost act as if they’re drunk.

It’s like a bee minefield on my block once the sun goes down. Everyone is scared they might start attacking their dogs, or obviously us humans too. In the morning, piles of dead bees can be seen on the sidewalk.

Seriously, WTF is going on in Bushwick? Is this part of the beepocalypse? And why, according to the tipster, does no one at Roberta’s or the city’s health department care about swarms of dying bees in Bushwick?

It’s all very strange. Still not as strange as the infamous maple syrup incident back in 2005, but pretty strange all the same.

Posted by James Poling

A socialist, tinkerer, thinker, question asker and all around curiosity seeker. If you'd like to reach me you can use the contact link above or email me at jamespoling [at] gmail [dot] com.

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