Last summer when we took the boys to Washington, D.C., the only evidence we could see from outside of the White House gates of the food revolution going on inside the White House gates was the beehive. Michelle Obama’s garden isn’t visible from outside the gates. From this official White House video, it looks as if a few more hives have been added since my visit last summer.

This short video tells the history of the beehive and shows how the honey is extracted and bottled. It’s a simple method that will make you think, “Hey, I could do that.” You know, if you didn’t have to deal with bees, too.

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Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

Up close look at the White House bees
The South Lawn’s beehive is the first known at the White House.