White House honey
The White House is buzzing with activity, and it isn't all in the West Wing.
Dale Haney, the White House horticulturist and grounds superintendent, told NBC's "Today" show Monday that at least 100 gallons of honey have been collected from the bee hive that was built as a companion to Michelle Obama's vegetable garden.
Mrs. Obama was able to present pretty jars of the honey to the spouses at the G20 Summit in Pittsburgh earlier this fall, and a guest chef used some to prepare food for a recent Latin celebration.
Those who follow gardening news know that a mysterious something is wiping out bee colonies and the pollination of the fruits and vegetables we eat in this country is in trouble.
It is often the case that fruit tree orchards and other farmers "rent" bees during the spring in order to facilitate pollination and, because of the bee shortage, those rental fees have skyrocketed and there is great competition for the portable bees.
Does anybody else see a deficit reduction tool here?