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Michelle Obama on Bees at the White House

21 Mar

In this BBC video, Michelle Obama talks bees with a group of school children helping her dig the new White House garden:

“We’re going to also have a beehive, because one of gardeners here…I’m glad you’re excited because my kids aren’t very excited about the beehive… But we’re gonna try to make our own honey here.”

The announcement of a White House beehive, bliss for beekeepers lobbying to raise the profile of nature’s most effective pollinator, was overlooked by most news outlets in favor of garden-pretty photos and plans for a potager on the White House lawn.

Michelle Obama rakes with the raking action

Michelle Obama rakes with the raking action


Not that a kitchen garden at the White House isn’t exciting enough but somebody’s gotta pollinate all that garden goodness.

UPDATE:
The Honey Bee Conservancy shares the full scoop on the White House bee hive.

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One Response to “Michelle Obama on Bees at the White House”

  1. Griffin April 19, 2009 at 3:34 pm #

    got to love that raking action!

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