25 Aug '11, 10pm

White House Bees Create Record Honey Crop

White House Bees Create Record Honey Crop

Michelle Obama was criticized when she announced in 2009 that she wanted the White House to be home to a vegetable garden and honey bees . Her idea was to add an area for bees on the South Lawn which would then provide pollination for the garden. Nearly three years later, her home gardening movement has taken off. In fact, the White House garden produced almost a ton of food in one year . That’s a pretty big fete for a space that started with a $200 start up cost. The White House can now also boast that a record honey crop has been produced in its third year of production. A massive 225 and a half pounds of honey! The number seemed to startle staff beekeeper, Charlie Brandts, who claims that most hobby hives produce 60 pounds of honey or 5 gallons annually. He told U.S. News , “It’s just craziness. They did really well this year.” The honey bees have been considered over p...

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