Beekeeper, Wife Hospitalized After Bees Got Aggressive, Swarmed Part Of Town

RAMSEY, N.J. (AP) — Police say that the New Jersey beehive at the center of an attack on a beekeeper and his wife has been moved to a farm.

Ramsey Police Chief Bryan Gurney told The Record on Sunday that professionals moved the hive from the town that is just a short distance from the New York state line to a farm.

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It’s unclear what angered the colony, but Gurney says that the beekeeper and his wife were hospitalized Saturday after the bees got aggressive and swarmed part of the town.

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It’s also unclear where exactly the hive has been moved.

Srini Abbaraju, a New Jersey-based bee remover, told The Record it’s rare for managed colonies to attack and that they usually sting if disturbed.

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