Bees relocated from Elmwood Village baskets

Photo courtesy Elmwood Village Association

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Pedestrians in the Elmwood Village got a glimpse of first responders to a bee emergency on Monday.

The Elmwood Village Facebook page reports that a swarm of honeybees decided to move into one of the neighborhood’s hanging flower baskets at Elmwood near Bird Avenue.

Jim Bush from WNY Beekeepers responded with a crew in beekeeper suits to safely relocate the swarm to an area safer for making their honey.

The Elmwood Village has 87 hanging baskets lining Elmwood Avenue maintained by the Clean Streets manager, who is also in charge of the gardens at Bidwell and Potomac and Elmwood and North Street. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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