Busiest Season in Memory for NYC Bee Wranglers
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Experts say bees are buzzing around in a lot more public places in New York City.
The New York Times says it's happening at nearly double the rate of past years.
A warm winter, followed by an early spring, created optimal breeding conditions.
The NYPD's bee wrangler, Officer Anthony Planakis, can't remember a busier year for swarming. He's been responding to calls since 1995.
Since mid-March, he's tended to 31 jobs in the five boroughs.
That's more than twice the number he handled last season, which runs from around mid-April through July.
He says this week's warmer temperatures could encourage more bees to buzz off.