Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Honey Bees at the new White House garden!

Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack, along with First Lady Michelle Obama and 5th graders from elementary are excited about the health benefits and tasty treats that can come from growing a garden. They also announced that in July, the garden will be receiving two different types of honey bees that are resistant to certain parasites. These honey bees are essential to the success of a garden because they insure pollination of the flowers so that the plants will bear fruit to be harvested at a later date. A greate secondary feature of having active honey bees, is the honey that they produce! For more information about the White House garden and the benefits of honey bees, please see: http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nut-crops/honeybee-white-house-0414/

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