Purpose and Objectives
The American Honey Queen Program provides the entire beekeeping industry with a salesperson and a public representative. The purpose of the Honey Queen and Honey Princess is to increase the consumption of honey, as well as educate the public about the beekeeping industry nationwide. They travel throughout the United States during the year of their reign.
The beekeeping industry touches the lives of every individual in our country. The public finds our industry interesting and unique. Promotions can range from presentations at schools, fairs and civic organizations to interviews with prime media such as radio, television and newspapers.
The Honey Queen and Honey Princess educate the public with facts on the beekeeping and honey industry. Topics they cover include pollination of our nation's crops and how dependent we are on the honey bee for agriculture, how honey is a healthy substitute for sugar and how honey also extends the shelf life of baked products and adds that extra special something like taste or texture. The ladies do cooking demonstrations using honey in their recipes which the public will find in the brochures they hand out at promotions.
The Honey Queen and Honey Princess also speak at seniors groups, retail stores, conventions for homemakers, FHA, FFA and the list goes on. They have also been known to help in beekeeping demonstrations at fairs by wearing bee beards and processing honey from comb to bottle.
Kids can learn more about honey bees and beekeeping from the current Honey Queen and Honey Princess by visiting their Web site: www.buzzingacrossamerica.com
Click here to view current and past Honey Queens and Honey Princesses!
Schedule a Honey Queen or Honey Princess Visit
To arrange for the Honey Queen or Honey Princess to visit your area, complete the request form or contact:
Anna Kettlewell, American Honey Queen Program Committee Chair
10432 W. Norwich Ave.
Greenfield, WI 53228
Hosting the Honey Queen or Honey Princess
If you are planning a promotion and would like the Honey Queen or Honey Princess to attend, extend an invitation. An invitation may be extended by an individual, an association or any interested organization. To extend an invitation, simply complete the request form, or write a letter or e-mail to the chair of the American Honey Queen Program Committee. Advise the chair about the type of promotion and the dates you wish the Honey Queen or Honey Princess to attend. You should also advise the chair of any other possible media exposure and other activities planned for the visit.
Click here for additional information regarding program sponsor and host family requirements.
Honey Queen Recipe Brochures
Honey Queen recipe brochures are sent for free to organizations and groups that host the Honey Queen or Honey Princess. If you wish to have recipe brochures for your promotions but cannot host the Honey Queen or Honey Princess, you may purchase brochures at a cost of $10 per 100 brochures, plus shipping charges. Click here to view 2018 Honey Queen recipe brochure in PDF format.
To order brochures, please contact:
Betsy Veith or Carol Kuehl
P.O. Box 220
Loup City, NE 68853