3 Million Bees Seized from Queens Man in Stunning 'Sting' Operation

NY Daily News   By Clare Trapasso  8/23/12

'It's gotten out of hand,' admits Yin Gin Chen. Beekeepers swarm upon Corona house and confiscate insects and take them to undisclosed location.

A residential Queens block became a buzzy battleground with nearly 3 million bees swarming around a modest brick house on a lot teeming with 45 hives.

Brazen beekeeper Yi Gin Chen, 58, claimed he started with one hive two years ago and the insects just multiplied.

“It’s gotten out of hand,” he said. “I don’t have the time or resources to do this.”

Maddened neighbors seem to agree. In the mornings, “it’s like a big swarm of a couple million bees...

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