(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.
Right before Passover and Obama's White House is attack by a plague of "locust". Okay Bees. Bugs are Bugs.
or honey bees?
They are "Republicans" in disguise!
Is this a sign of things to come??? Now Obama and his administration have got the bees upset they were told to share their wealth!!!
First raccoons, now bees. Next it will be rabid republicans or pitbulls
Thats a good sign...something sweet is about to happen.
How sweet it is too have a grown up in the White House!
Even the bees know!
Proof- this First Family is just too swwet!
Even the Bee's dont like the new White House!
I am surprised Al-Qaeda hasn't claimed responsibility for the honey bee attack, after how they tried to do so over the Binghamtom shootings...
Glad is wasn't locusts or the whackos would be out in force.
In some way the libs will blame Bush
Obviously Rush Limbaugh bees.
This means dark days are ahead for the white house.
lol is this a precurser to disclosing something large with wings...lol
Well , it certainly is good news to hear the bees are buzzing around...wasn't the word last year they were disappearing?
First a raccoon then a possum now this?
Why does nature hate Obama so?
It's Rove's fault!!!
If one has a Rose Garden, why would one be surprised there are bees?
Is Michelle's beehive next to the veggie gardent causing these problems?!
Hey, Michelle - dig up your own backyard in Chicago to plant veggies (for YOUR daughters) and install a beehive there!!!!!!!!!!!!!
White House Grounds are a national monument - under the jurisdiction of the National Parks Service - they do NOT belong to YOU!
So even the bees are drawn in by our President's sweet talk? Well at least it wasn't flies.
Maybe the bees are after OBAMA – they must have drank the kool-aid!!! LOL-LOL.
What did Michelle plant in that garden?????
This is a good omen.
WOW ! Even the bees are angry !!
Why do bees hate America? ;)
the press corp? no they are too docile