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If a bee swarm descends, wranglers can find it a safer home. Toni Burnham uses a cardboard box to corral honeybees that had swarmed in a potted tree outside the Ritz-Carlton in Washington. Illustrates BEES-SWARM (category l), by Whitney Blair Wyckoff, special to The Washington Post. Moved Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (MUST CREDIT: Photo for The Washington Post by Whitney Blair Wyckoff)

If a bee swarm descends, wranglers can find it a safer home

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Amateur beekeeper David Ferguson grabs a potted tree on the sidewalk outside the Ritz-Carlton in Washington's Foggy Bottom area.

"1, 2, 3!"


As he shakes the tree, hundreds of honeybees cascade into a cardboard box held by fellow amateur Toni Burnham.

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