Bees swarm Times Square

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Hundreds of bees covered a hot dog cart umbrella in Times Square on August 28, 2018. The bees later left the umbrella and buzzed around above.

Maybe bees like Broadway shows, too? Hundreds of them created quite the buzz in Times Square on Tuesday afternoon.

The swarm was spotted perched atop a hot dog cart umbrella outside the Thomson Reuters Building at 3 Times Square at about 2:30 p.m.

The bees then abandoned the umbrella, buzzed around the area for a while, and returned to their perch. 

An NYPD beekeeper vacuumed the bees into a container to be taken to a hive on Long Island, the police said.

"It's a hot and humid day, and it can happen quite quickly - a cluster can form in 5 minutes," the NYPD's beekeeper Twitter account said. "Just like us, they're only looking for a place to cool down."