The honey maker of the United States

The honey maker of the United States

The White House carpenter is making honey:

A White House carpenter for the past 25 years, Mr. Brandts started beekeeping in the backyard of his Maryland home three years ago.

Now it’s been organized into something quite impressive:

Numbering more than 65,000 at one point, the bees produced a bumper crop of honey this year, the first time honey has ever been made on White House grounds. …. The total haul was 134 pounds of honey, or roughly 11 gallons.

This charming video shows the hives on the South Lawn, part of Michelle Obama’s organic kitchen project. Elisabeth Goodridge, in the voiceover:

“The White House honey is purely natural, and it won’t be processed in any way.” And that may or may not be a euphemism.