Charlie Brandts Shows Off the White House’s Busy Bees.

The White House has posted a gorgeous photo that speaks for itself, especially at full resolution…so blow it up! This caption is helpful, but perhaps in need of a correction, according to some of the Flickr comments:

Charlie Brandts, a White House carpenter as well as beekeeper, collects the first batch of honey from the beehives on the South Lawn of the White House, June 10, 2009. (Official White House Photographer Lawrence Jackson)

In case you missed it, a few weeks ago White House Assistant Chef and Food Initiative Coordinator Sam Kass gave Philadelphia Phillies star Ryan Howard a tour of the White House Kitchen Garden and Bee Hive.

As expected, Obama Foodorama has more on the bees:  A Bee-youtiful Thing: The First Honey Harvest From The White House Bee Hive.

More of Lawrence Jackson’s pre-Obama stunning images are here.