Escaped bees stir panic on Istanbul’s İstiklal Avenue
ISTANBUL – Doğan News Agency
After fleeing their hive in the roof of a building, the bees landed on another nearby building and a tree, causing trouble for passersby.
The beekeeper Okan Bayır then rushed to the scene to try to collect the bees.
“These bees may seem to belong to us but actually they belong to nature. We are producing honey from them,” Bayır said, adding that he was beekeeping “simply as a hobby.”
A similar incident occurred last month in Istanbul’s Kadıköy district, when renegade bees from another hive briefly caused panic among locals before being recollected by their beekeeper.