NEW YORK -- A Queens bedroom was a beehive of activity for the past several months, with about 40,000 bees under the floor.
A retired police officer came in with an infrared and pole camera to get a closer look, then he collected the drones and their queen.
Retired NYPD Detective Anthony Planakis, known as Tony Bees, was the man for the mission.
It took him more than two hours to extract the unwanted residents on Monday night.
The bees will be relocated upstate, at a bee farm established a few years ago by a retired city firefighter.
The Daily News says honey dripped off the massive honeycomb as it was pulled piecemeal from beneath siding and plywood.
(Some information from the Associated Press.)