Thousands of Bees Kept in Car Escape in Brooklyn, Wreak Havoc

Beekeeper Michael Hegedus left them in his car while teaching a beekeeping course in his backyard

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    A swarm of bees that escaped a parked car caused neighbors to panic on Madison Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant earlier this week.      

    A few thousands bees covered the vehicle and sidewalk Tuesday after beekeeper Michael Hegedus left them in his car while teaching a beekeeping course in his backyard.      

    Hegedus told The New York Times he got the starter hives for a friend and had planned to take them into Manhattan.      

    The bees likely got agitated by the sweltering heat and the plastic netting encasing one of the hives. They flew out the car's open windows.      

    The NYPD and its unofficial beekeeper-in-residence were called. Part of the street was blocked off and the bees safely vacuumed into a container.      

    Hegedus was issued two summonses.

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