The O'Malley bees
With a sitting governor, a wife who's a judge and four kids, you could certainly say Government House in Annapolis is a "hive" of activity.
And you'd be more right than you know.
There is a new bee hive tucked under the trees on the side of the governor's mansion, and it's a busy place, too
The hive was installed and is maintained by volunteers, but there won't be any honey until next year. So first lady Katie O'Malley won't have any honey to give as gifts, as Michelle Obama has done with White House honey.
But the bees earned their keep in their first season by pollinating, a job that is essential for the production of food, and one that there are fewer bees to do with the mysterious collapse of so many bee colonies.
Photo credit: Baltimore Sun/Susan Reimer
I can rerport that the bees are very very active, but very calm. Not the least bit aggressive. After all, they have jobs to do and spend no time dealing with the media.