A simple trip to the White House ended in chaos for a Washington-area honey bee on Monday, when a bunch of kids started freaking out and our commander-in-chief proved powerless to stop them.

"Oh no, it's a bee!" said President Obama after the insect's arrival at a South Lawn Easter celebration today, adding, "That's okay, guys, bees are good," as attending children shrieked in terror.

"They sting and they're scary!" countered one guest, causing the president to (not very convincingly) promise, "They won't sting you. They'll be okay."

But was the bee okay? The White House remains suspiciously silent on the matter. If you know anything, be sure to send us an email or leave a comment below.