First Lady and Whitehouse Beehives

March 24th, 2009

Michelle Obama is planting a garden on the White House lawn. This will be the first garden planted by a first lady since Eleanor Roosevelt planted her “Victory Garden”.
The Garden will include a beehive – some reports say three beehives.

There is a great deal of criticism of this. Some people seem to think that this is an ingenuous act and that the president’s wife should not be out hoeing the garden.

Politics aside, raising vegetables is a very rewarding activity and I think people should find other things to talk about.

As for the bees, it is an interesting part of this project and can only help beekeepers everywhere, by at least drawing attention to the art of keeping bees.

First lady breaks ground on White House veggie garden