The old saying, “You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar,” has held true since its inception, at least around these parts. Why you would want to catch flies at all is beyond us, but that is best left for another time. What the saying does not offer advice on, however, is catching bees. Sure, they might go after the honey, it is theirs after all, but a surefire way to get those pollinating machines is to build a GameStop store in Manhattan. Sorry to say, someone has beaten you to it though.
Trapped by thousands of bees, employees at the Union Square Park area GameStop has to place a sign in the window stating simply, “temporarily closed, due to bee infestation.” A passer-by attempted to trap several of the bees in a bag outside the store, but the bees kept coming from inside the business.
“There’s a hive…inside the walls…leading upward…they say somebody’s on the way, but they’re taking a long time to get here,” said Herman Leath, an eyewitness.
Apparently it took over two hours to get help on site, after a local news station called police, who directed them to call the fire department, who said to call 9-1-1, which advised to call 3-1-1, who finally said to call the mayor’s office. The city’s bee expert eventually arrived, but told those present that it could take up to two hours to remove the hive.
Oh, GameStop… Mother Nature is only trying to trade in her bees for store credit and a Game Informer subscription, no need to call the police into the picture.