Wednesday, May 19, 2010

White House hit by swarm of bees...

(CNN) – The Secret Service is always on the alert for aerial assaults - but on Thursday, White House grounds were hit by one unexpected airborne threat.

A swarm of honey bees took over a bush located between the Northwest security gate of the White House and the area where television networks stand-up positions are located early Thursday.

CNN photojournalist John Bodnar said he came through the Northwest gate around 12:30 pm and was warned about the bees by Secret Service on duty in the guard post. "I walked out and thought it was a swirl of blossoms blowing in the wind, but turns out it was a swarm of bees," he says. Half an hour later, they were still issuing warnings."

White House carpenter Charlie Brandts, who is also a beekeeper and will be managing two bee hives in Michelle Obama's garden, came over to the area around shortly before 2 pm wearing protective gear and carrying a cardboard box. Brandts was reportedly able to get the queen bee in the cardboard box and many, though not all, of the other bees followed. CNN has not yet been able to confirm the capture of the winged invaders.

The picture above is of one of the hives in the garden of the White House in Washington, D.C.


  1. Dear Mark I didnt intent so much inconvience but I want to ask why dont you send comment others blog,what is reason?.Can I learn reason?Get better your new blog.I wish prodactive years best regards.

  2. Birleşik Devletlerden greeting! Benim diğer blogs yorumda bulunmak için wish olmam değil ama ben çok meşgulum şimdi, çalış ve aile, nadiren benim zamanım var Benim kendi blog postları yapmak. Ben daima okuma blogs severim ve daha fazla posta deneyeceğim. Senin arıların bu yıl üretken olur mu! -Işaret.

  3. Mark, I did wonder where you went! Glad you let us know.
    Yes it is a spring of swarms this year.



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