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New photo of the White House bee hive

4 May

Forget pork, it’s honey season at the White House and how sweet it is.

Bee hive on the White House lawn

Bee hive on the White House lawn

My fiancé’s family visited D.C. this Saturday and snapped a few photos of the hive which, as you can see, is towering with 3 honey supers up top. 

Some notes on the White House beehive

Some notes on the White House beehive


Mike, Sabrina, and Paul on their daytrip from Chicago to D.C.

More on the White House honeybees:


Photos of the White House Beehive

10 Apr

UPDATE: New photos of the White House beehive

Wondering what’s up with the White House bee hive?

As a friend of the new official White House beekeeper, ToniBee’s got a front row seat on the most excellent beekeeping adventure occurring at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

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.

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