A bee seller was distributing hives of Italian honeybees to buyers from around the area.
There were 200 containers of the insects - each about 12,000 bees.
High-rise gardens are an ideal place for people to put hives because the bees are far away from pesticides.
The hives cost about $200.
New York City legalized beekeeping back in 2010.
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