(Saw it first on Facebook, I think) That’s not any sort of euphemism or anything. It’s a legit beehive. There’s honestly no subtext:
Vice President Mike Pence’s wife, Karen, has opened their government residence to more than a few new inhabitants: honeybees. At least 15,000 of them.
Mrs. Pence showed off the beehive Tuesday, partly to draw attention to a decline in managed bee colonies that she and other officials say could negatively affect U.S. agricultural production.
It’s quite the fashion, actually. Second Lady Pence (man, that sounds weird) had done something similar when Mike Pence was governor of Indiana, and Michelle Obama set up a beehive at the White House in 2009. And I think that that is a smart call, because you can never have enough bees (sayeth the guy with a fairly noticeable bee phobia). Plus, bees mean honey, and honey means mead. Hmm…