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    Default Photos Of The Obama White House Bee Hive

    Courtesy of Charlie Brandts, the White House beekeeper, here are photos of the Obama's White House beehive.

    http://GothamCityBees.com

    Click on the thumbnails for high-resolution images.
    I (heart) Honeybees

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    Thanks, here is another link (which was probably already posted)

    http://citybees.blogspot.com/

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    Why is the hive so high up?

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    The Beek has a bad back and cant bend over.....
    When I grow up, I want to be like John K.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by VEG View Post
    Why is the hive so high up?
    On another thread, someone mentioned that it kept grounds keepers from disturbing it. If you can see it, the lid is strapped down too. Supposedly to keep it from being blown off by Marine One, the Presidents helicopter.
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    I wonder if the bees will be allowed to keep any of their honey.

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    I wonder if they have it up higher to get a photo op with a flyover of Air Force One in the background?


    MM

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    Quote Originally Posted by VEG View Post
    Why is the hive so high up?
    "Insiders" have give a number of reasons. The most often mentioned is that it's very close to where Marine One lands and the rotor wash along the ground is quite strong. Also, many events are held on the South Lawn - imagine having a 1000 kids doing an Easter egg hunt in your apiary! Lastly, don't forget that the White House is one of the most "secure" sites on the planet. Charlie was given certain instructions and discouraged from asking too many questions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by indypartridge View Post
    imagine having a 1000 kids doing an Easter egg hunt in your apiary!
    And that's so the entrance is at eye level to the kids? Giving the bees a straight shot to bust a cap in their face

    I don't know about the rest of you beeks out there? But I always try to locate my hives at helo landing sites or pads. Helps keep the ground under the hives clean!
    "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." Winston Churchill

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    a voila moment....
    helicopter wash a new an improved means of controlling the small hive beetle.

    now I got to get me one of those.
    "it ain't a frivilious expenditure darlin' it is an essential tool".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bizzybee View Post
    And that's so the entrance is at eye level to the kids? Giving the bees a straight shot to bust a cap in their face
    Like many gov't decisions & programs, it probably seemed like a good idea at the time!

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    Heard the Obama girls got their bee suits from Brushy Mountain. That's just local here say, but who knows it may be true.

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