Former first lady, Michelle Obama was famous for installing the first beehive on the grounds of the White House. With no champion, the beehives have left the White House grounds but have a new home and a new champion. Karen Pence, the wife of the Vice President, has installed a beehive on the grounds of their Washington, D.C. residence. The honey produced in the hives will be harvested for gifts.
Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Purdue was on hand to help unveil the new hive. He proclaimed June 19-25, 2017, National Pollinator Week and discussed the National Pollinator Health Strategy, a cooperative effort between the USDA and EPA.