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Offline Grandpa Jim

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Mrs. Obama is one of us??
« on: August 16, 2012, 12:16:24 AM »
Yep...the honey came from Mrs. Obama's own beehive.  Wonder if she has ever been stung while working Her hive??
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Re: Mrs. Obama is one of us??
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2012, 01:19:54 AM »
maybe she's allergic?

who pays the beekeeper and for the supplies?  if it's not her, then that honey belongs to us.
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Re: Mrs. Obama is one of us??
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2012, 04:58:38 PM »
The bees and hive belong to Charlie Brandt who is a beekeeper and a staff member at the White House. So no worries, not your tax dollars.

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Re: Mrs. Obama is one of us??
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2012, 06:05:25 PM »
Obama could be grafting queen cells in the south lawn and many beeks wouldn’t cut him any slack.  

I say kudos for the Obama’s for bringing bees to the White House and national attention X:X X:X X:X  
Leave it to beeks to trash the idea :'(

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Re: Mrs. Obama is one of us??
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2012, 06:27:05 PM »
...my favoirite is the garden.  Remember the photo op with the children hoeing the grass to start the garden?

...nice photo op...but why bother to hoe the grass when it is a raised bed garden?  Nothing like fake "work"

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Re: Mrs. Obama is one of us??
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2012, 06:44:23 PM »
There is a shot of the garden in the video I linked. It doesn't looked raised from there.
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Re: Mrs. Obama is one of us??
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2012, 08:05:57 PM »
What about child labor laws?   And are those kids getting paid minimum wage?

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Re: Mrs. Obama is one of us??
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2012, 08:37:53 PM »
... And are those kids getting paid minimum wage?

The Prez is already grousing because his wife isn't on the Federal payroll.... yet, so don't give him anymore bright ideas.

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Re: Mrs. Obama is one of us??
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2012, 09:11:45 PM »
blue, i think it's a lovely idea.  i have no problem with it.  don't have a problem with the garden either.  i just don't think tax payers should cough up for their hobbies..or vacations..or whatever....
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Re: Mrs. Obama is one of us??
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2012, 09:35:12 PM »
I think it is great for us to have an Unofficial Bee Ambassador at the White House. Even if it was on the tax payer dime that 1 hive and extractor might be 1000.00 tops, that is a small price to pay for the publicity it gives us. A single hosted meal at the White House costs much more than that I am sure.

The hive of bees didn't cost anything. From what I know when the chef for this Administration took over the kitchen he heard that Charlie Brandt was a beekeeper and started talking to him about bringing out a hive. Mr Brandt offered to move one of his hives to the White House lawn and our Bee Ambassador was born. 
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Re: Mrs. Obama is one of us??
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2012, 10:10:38 PM »
While I am always glad to see bees and beekeeping getting good press it troubles me to see the ladies keeping such bad company.
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