Thousands of bees take over Times Square hot dog stand

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A swarm of bees took over a hot dog stand in Times Square Tuesday.

The bees descended on a hot dog stand at 43rd Street and Broadway in the afternoon.

The NYPD's beekeepers responded and safely removed 25,000 bees.

Bee experts say an overcrowded hive on a humid day caused them to relocate while scout bees were out looking for a new permanent home.

The NYPD beekeepers tweeted that the bees were relocated to an apiary on Long Island.

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