Massive Swarm Of Honeybees In Hive On Nassau County-Owned Property Is Testing Patience Of Nearby Homeowners

A swarm of honeybees on a Nassau County-owned property is growing by the day.

Massive Swarm Of Honeybees In Hive On Nassau County-Owned Property Is Testing Patience Of Nearby Homeowners

WILLISTON PARK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A swarm of honeybees on a Nassau County-owned property is growing by the day.

It’s not a comfortable situation in some Williston Park backyards. Zillions of bees are in a huge tree on the county property, on the other side of a fence from houses.

And as CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan reported Monday, cautious homeowners are running out of patience.

“I’ve lived here my entire life. It has never been a problem until the past year. It’s filled with honeybees now,” Maryanne Dillon said.

READ MORE: Exclusive: Garden City Man Happily Reflects On Living Decades With Tens Of Thousands Of Honeybees Inside His Home

The Dillons said they are unable to enjoy their barbeque, hammock, hot tub, or backyard flowers.

“You get stung by them. That would be a huge problem and if anyone’s allergic to them,” Maryanne Dillon said.

“They started on the peak of the house and within an hour they went up to the chimney,” Ann Dillon said.

In the past week, it has been intolerable. Hives are growing in trees, swarming on the eaves. McLogan’s crew carefully hoisted a microphone to better capture the buzzing. Bees landed on them, in the birdfeeder, on the ladder, and near a puppy.

READ MORE: Long Island Couple Has More Than 100,000 House Guests For The Winter — Honeybees

And what is the source? A 90-year-old white maple in the backyard.

Thousands more bees are inside the tree.

“People are like get a beekeeper. Well, we’ve done that. The beekeeper can’t touch the bees because they can’t go to that area because it’s county property,” Maryanne Dillon said.

The tree is adjacent to Long Island Rail Road tracks. CBS2 contacted Nassau County.

FLASHBACK: Spring Surprise: 50,000 Honeybees Discovered In New Jersey Apartment Building

Honeybees are invaluable pollinators to our ecosystem. Therefore, the county said, it will not exterminate them. However, it will work with Cornell Cooperative Extension beekeepers to rescue and relocate the honeybees.

The Dillons said the county better act quickly.

“I’m afraid they’re getting into the house,” Maryanne Dillon said.

“Those are soldiers bees that go out and they are looking for a new home,” Ann Dillon said. “And create hives in your wall.”

The Dillons and their neighbors admire the queen bee. They love honey.

Just not in their backyards.

Source : CBS News York More   

What's Your Reaction?

like
0
dislike
0
love
0
funny
0
angry
0
sad
0
wow
0

Next Article

Islanders Fall To Bruins In OT, Draw Penguins In First Round Of Playoffs

Taylor Hall scored his second goal of the game 2:53 into overtime and the Boston Bruins beat the New York Islanders in their home finale on Monday night to clinch third place in the East Division.

Islanders Fall To Bruins In OT, Draw Penguins In First Round Of Playoffs

BOSTON (CBSNewYork/AP) — Taylor Hall scored his second goal of the game 2:53 into overtime and the Boston Bruins beat the New York Islanders in their home finale on Monday night to clinch third place in the East Division.

Brad Marchand also scored for Boston, which will face second-place Washington in the first round of the playoffs. Tuukka Rask had 16 saves.

Mathew Barzal and Oliver Wahlstrom scored for the Islanders. Semyon Varlamov made 25 saves before he was replaced to start the third period by Ilya Sorokin, who stopped 10 shots.

New York will face East champion Pittsburgh in the first round.

Hall cut in front and beat Sorokin with a backhander for the game-winner.

Varlamov wasn’t on the bench for after the second intermission, and Cory Schneider came out in uniform and took a seat about seven minutes into the third period.

Going for the win in regulation, the Islanders pulled Sorokin for an extra skater with about a minute to play. Marchand had a long shot that just went just wide.

Boston had grabbed a 2-1 edge when Marchand, positioned at the top of the crease, redirected David Krejci’s pass into the net for his team-leading 29th goal at 6:15 of the second, but Barzal slipped a wrister over Rask’s right shoulder from the high slot just over two minutes later.

Varlamov kept it tied with two solid saves in the closing minute of the second; dropping to block Sean Kuraly’s close bid and flashing his left pad on Patrice Bergeron’s shot from the slot.

Trailing 1-0, the Islanders tied it on Wahlstrom’s power-play goal that beat Rask past his stick with New York skating on a 4-on-3 advantage.

Hall’s goal made it 1-0 in the final minute of the opening period. With the Bruins on a two-man, power-play advantage he one-timed Krejci’s pass from the opposite side of the ice inside the near post on a tough-angle shot.

MEMORY LANE

Fifty-one years ago, Bobby Orr scored an overtime goal against St. Louis to give the Bruins the Stanley Cup, with the Hall of Fame defenseman flying through-the-air horizontally with his stick raised after he was tripped just after the puck went into the net. The moment is forever captured with a statue just outside the entrance to TD Garden.

LARGER CROWDS ALLOWED

Monday’s game marked the first day that the state of Massachusetts was allowing 25% capacity at larger venues like the Garden and Fenway Park. Due to restrictions because of the COVID-19 pandemic, attendance had been limited to 12% since for fans on March 22.

“Let’s GO Bruins!” chants were noticeably louder.

NOTES: Hall has eight goals with Boston since being acquired from Buffalo in a trade-deadline deal. … Bruins forward Ondrej Kase played for the first time since sustaining an upper-body injury on Jan. 16, but forward Charlie Coyle missed his third straight with an upper-body injury. … Varlamov entered the night leading the league with seven shutouts.

UP NEXT

Islanders: Open playoffs against Pittsburgh.

Bruins: At Washington on Tuesday night, the regular-season finale for both teams.

(© Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

Source : CBS News York More   

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.