It's always Mount Vernon's goal to keep the estate as true to original form as possible. That's why we jumped at the chance to get our own apiary, where several hives of bees will produce honey, just like in George Washington's day. Visitors need not worry about bee stings, the hives are kept just northwest or our 12 acre field, in an area that is accessible only to staff. Do worry about getting your hands on some honey though. Our first batch will be available perhaps as early as next spring.