- Second Lady Karen Pence has been keeping some unexpected guests at the vice president’s official residence.
- In 2017, the first beehive was installed at One Observatory Circle as part of the second lady’s commitment to the environmental benefits of thriving bee communities.
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One Observatory Circle is the lesser-known official residence that has housed every vice president since 1974.
National Honey Bee Day 2019 marks just over two years after some unexpected guests moved into the official address, courtesy of second lady Karen Pence. Pence’s spokeswoman told INSIDER the second lady would not participate in this article.
Pence has touted the environmental benefits of successful beehives before. See how the buzzy creatures have made the vice president’s residence their home.
Welcome to Number One Observatory Circle, the vice president’s residence located a 15-minute drive from the White House in D.C.
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Sitting on roughly 13 acres, the grounds have ample room to house many flowering plants — and the bees to pollinate them.
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In June 2017, Pence announced the arrival of the hives, which would house approximately 20,000 bees.
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