Talk about workaholic bees.

On a day when most traders have the day off and businesses are closed, thousands of tireless worker bees were buzzing on Wall Street.

The insects swarmed around the doorway of a high-end restaurant, Cipriani's Wall Street on Monday morning. Meanwhile, hundreds more filled the air.

Before they could enjoy a power lunch, the bees were vacuumed up umanely by the police department's beekeeper.

Officer Anthony Planakis says the bees were likely looking for a new home. He says that the bees probably were suffering overcrowding in the hive, or maybe the queen was failing.

It wasn't immediately clear if anyone was stung, but the swarm attracted the attention of dozens of gawkers.

The bees will be relocated to a hive in Connecticut.

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