North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue Harvests the First “Executive Honey”

From the Governor’s Press Office: On Tuesday, June 22, Gov. Bev Perdue suited up in beekeeper attire and approached a job perhaps no other North Carolina governor has tackled – pulling honeycombs from beehives with thousands of honey bees buzzing nearby. The governor assisted Danny Jaynes, vice president ofthe North Carolina Beekeepers Association and his wife

Honey Harvest at the Governor’s Mansion

Early on the morning of June 22, Danny Jaynes joined other WCBA members and Governor Bev Purdue to harvest honey from hives on the grounds of the Governor’s mansion in Raleigh. These hives are maintained by the mansion’s groundskeeper, and enjoy quite a buffet of flowering plants.  Posted here are some pictures taken by WCBA