Happy National Honey Bee Day!

Due to the important role honey bees play in our agricultural economy and food system, Secretary of Agriculture, Thomas J. Vilsack proclaimed August 22, 2015 as National Honey Bee Day.
Check out this cool video video about the USDA rooftop honey harvest.

The process is shown from pollinator plants, to bees and the colonies in the rooftop apiary on the U.S. Department of Agriculture headquarter building in Washington, D.C. The honey is harvested from the colony, extracted, packaged and delivered to Secretary Tom Vilsack for use in his office, when talking about the importance of pollinators and at public awareness events. USDA Multimedia by Lance Cheung.