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The NYPD’s soon-to-retire beekeeper faced the challenge of a lifetime Thursday when he and a pal removed a humongous hive of 40,000 bees from a Queens condo’s ceiling Thursday.
Anthony (Tony Bees) Planakis was off-duty when he helped Larry Stone, who runs a company called Honey Bee Helper, handle the hairy job at Gregory Hall Condominiums on 51st Ave. in Elmhurst.
“Since it’s a condominium, it was time to move the rent-free tenants elsewhere,” Stone said.
“It’s alarming when people see thousands of bees on the outside of the building flying to and fro.”
Planakis has long dealt with outdoor swarms of bees for the NYPD – but the removal of a humming hive in a confined space posed unique challenges.