New Jersey bee­keeper, wife hos­pi­tal­ized af­ter colony at­tacks

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - WORLD -

RAM­SEY, N.J. — Of­fi­cials say a New Jersey bee­keeper and his wife were hos­pi­tal­ized af­ter the man’s colony be­came ag­gres­sive and swarmed part of the town where the hive was lo­cated.

Ram­sey Po­lice Chief Bryan Gur­ney told The Record on Satur­day it’s un­clear what an­gered the colony, but he was con­cerned and plan­ning to sub­due or de­stroy the bees. The town’s Of­fice of Emer­gency Man­age­ment warned peo­ple to stay clear of the area where the at­tack hap­pened in Ram­sey, a north­ern New Jersey town a short dis­tance from the New York state line. The bee­keeper and his wife were taken to an area hos­pi­tal but were not iden­ti­fied. Srini Ab­baraju, a New Jersey­based bee re­mover, told The Record it’s rare for man­aged colonies to at­tack and that they usu­ally sting if dis­turbed.

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