In 2010 New York city made it legal to keep beehives within city limits. There are now some 500 beekeepers in the five boroughs. Bees can work for up to a three mile radius from their hives doing the job of pollinating all the local neighborhood gardens. Two hives can produce as much as 30 pounds of honey during the season. In fact, the Church of the Holy Apostle in Chelsea has hives on its roof and sells its honey after Sunday service. Eating local honey may also be helpful for someone who suffers from allergies within the city limits by strengthening their immune response to what triggers their sensitivity.