Hornets invade Nelson Playground, Barnes Avenue home in the Bronx

The hornets that have invaded the area can

The hornets that have invaded the area can get aggressive, according to neighbors. (Credit: News 12)

THE BRONX - The Nelson Playground and a home on Barnes Avenue are now playing host to hornets.

The hornets that have invaded the area can get aggressive, according to neighbors. Anthony Planakis, the NYPD's official beekeeper for 20 years, says that the bees are carnivores and go after insects.

Planakis says if you see a hornet's nest, leave it alone. He says the they will sting if they feel threatened. The same goes for yellow jacks, honey bees and wasps.

Planakis says to call police if you see a nest. The job of getting rid of the nest can only be done by a professional, because it can be dangerous.

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