“For the first time in history, honey has been made on White House grounds.”
As many of you might already know, the White House vegetable garden is home to an equally productive beehive. The New York Times has posted an online multi-media piece and a related article on White House beekeeper, Charlie Brandts. A White House carpenter for the past 25 years, Brandt faces the unique challenge of raising bees on the South Grounds, which includes preventing the hives from being blown over by Marine One, President Obama’s helicopter. The multi-media piece also contains a lovely description of extracting the honey that, up until now, was a mystery to me!
Will chickens be next?