See this 04-04-2015 Facebook page message and pic from Eckington's Langley Elementary School:
When we were looking for funding to acquire our beehives Thomas Skeeter from the H street NE Rita's Italian Ice.
Stepped up to help fund the cost of one of our two hives. This hive is now known as " Rita" and so is any queen living there.
Thomas has deep roots in the community and was a grad of McKinley Tech. He currently has McKinley students working at his shop located at 1014 H st NE. Stop by have a ice and help support a business that supports our school.