By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers
It's year two for first lady Michelle Obama's veggie garden, and plans are underway to begin planting at the end of the month. And when the spring crops sprout, the honeybees will be ready to pollinate. First beekeeper Charlie Brandts tells us that despite a serious mite infestation last year, the lone hive some 20 yards from the garden survived the harsh winter, and the bees are already starting to haul pollen in from the South Lawn. "It's doing very well; it's in a good site," says Brandts, a hobby beekeeper and White House carpenter.