The concept of a police sting took on a different meaning in Manhattan on Monday.

The NYPD says officers answered a 911 call of a swarm of bees on Lexington Avenue near 42nd Street around 4 p.m.

The department's beekeepers were called in to deal with the four thousand bees that had gathered on a light pole.

They used a bucket and a ladder to remove the bees, and the whole process took about an hour.

Police say it was a relatively small swarm, and that they often deal with swarms that can be five times larger in size.