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AKIPRESS.COM - It was a case of hold the honey, double the mustard in Times Square at lunchtime on Tuesday, Telegraph reports.
Police shut part of 43rd Street near Seventh Avenue after a thick swarm of bees gathered atop a blue and yellow umbrella over a hotdog cart in an area of Manhattan already buzzing with pedestrians, tourists and traffic.
A police officer who keeps bees himself, arrived at the scene in Times Square at 2:30 p.m. (EST), wearing a mesh-hooded beekeeper suit.
He deployed a vacuum cleaner-like device to collect the bees unharmed, said New York Police Detective Sophia Mason.
The officer had the majority of the bees collected in a matter of minutes.
No one was injured in the incident, Mason said.
"The bees just wanted some hot dogs," she added.