Robert Travis is a white man from New York, United States. He said he has been stung by almost every type of insect there is.
The yellow jackets like to sting Travis more than the honey bees, according to him. Here are 10 more things about him:
- He is an Upstate New York resident. (a)
- He is single. He lives alone with his dog. (a)
- In 2010, he joined the New York City Police Department (NYPD). (a)
- In 2014, he said he grew up handling bees. (b)
- In 2016, he joined the NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit (ESU) 4 in the Bronx in New York City, New York. (a)
- On August 9, 2019, he removed more than 3,000 bees from an umbrella in the intersection of Fifth Avenue and 23rd Street in Manhattan, New York City. (c)
- In 2020, he became an NYPD detective. On May 15, 2020, he removed around 4,000 honey bees from a residential tree, swarmed them in and safely packaged them for transportation. (d)
- On August 16, 2021, he removed a cluster of bees from a NYPD surveillance camera at Times Square in New York City. (e)
- On his first day as the lead beekeeper of the NYPD, replacing the newly retired Darren Mays, on August 31, 2021, he removed around 10,000 honeybees from a light pole on West 47th Street and 6th Avenue in New York City.
- He was 39 years old when he became the NYPD’s lead beekeeper. (a)