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American Honey Queen Program

Purpose and Objectives

The American Honey Queen Program provides the beekeeping industry with two spokespersons—the American Honey Queen and the American Honey Princess—who travel throughout the country during the year of their reign, developing presentation skills and public relations expertise while educating people about bees and beekeeping and advocating for the consumption of honey.

Click here to view current and past Queens and Princesses!

The beekeeping industry touches the lives of every individual the United States. 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 about bees, beekeeping and honey. 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 website: www.buzzingacrossamerica.com

Schedule a Honey Queen or Honey Princess Visit

To arrange for the American Honey Queen or Princess to visit your area, contact American Honey Queen Program Committee Chair Anna Kettlewell at 414-545-5514 or honeyqueen99@hotmail.com. Please include details about the date(s), type of promotion and any other possible media exposure and other activities planned for the visit.

Click here for additional information regarding program sponsor and host family requirements.

Click here to donate to the American Honey Queen Program!

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 2020 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
Phone: 308-745-0154
Email: cbinvoices@cooknbeals.com