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Shelly Robbins Jakob
· July 18, 2017
These ladies are what promotion is all about! They work so hard at talking and sharing information to whomever will listen. They provide an invaluable service to the industry and and to the ABF. Ku...ddos to you girls!

D & J Apiary, Inc. ~Shelly Jakob
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David Westervelt
· July 18, 2017
All you have to do is look at the history of The American Honey Queen Program and the great things that are still coming out of the participants!
Cole Glackin
· January 7, 2018
Good way to share information about honey bees and the people/products associated with them.
Beelady Hoffman
· January 12, 2016
This is a very well organized and supported program The girls work very hard to support our industry at all levels. They are really great gals. I am proud of all of them. They show great intellige...nce and beauty that goes way beyond skin deep. They understand the issues of the beekeepers and they know their bees. It is a really good feeling to know that they do know about beekeeping and its many issues. Its not just about honey but the health of the honeybee. ABF in Florida was all about Honeybee health. These young women bring in so much good will to our organizations. This really is a very vital program. Thank you all for keeping it alive. See More
David White
· May 6, 2016
Tabitha has been wonderful during her visit here to the Tri-Cities, Washington! What an articulate young lady who represents the beekeeping industry!! It has been an absolute pleasure hosting her this... week!! The Mid Columbia Beekeepers Association really appreciates her being here. See More
Tom Coker
· April 21, 2015
Congratulations Hayden. Since I last saw you at the Marshall Rotary, I have joined the local Beekeepers Association and we have added five hives to our youth gardening program Grow Green Marshall. K...eep up the good work. See More
Beverly Hoffman
· May 24, 2014
What a wonderful program!
محمد عزيز
· October 6, 2017
شيء عظيم واتمنى ان اشارك معكم حيث أنا لى خبرة كثيرة عن تربية النحل وانا من عشاق تربية النحل
Our honeybees are loving our fruit trees! Spring is right around the corner. Make sure your supers are ready for the wonderful nectar that's about to come in. I'm looking forward to sweet peaches! - Princess Hope
Check out the booth here @ the Georgia State Fair! ~Princess Tabitha
Thank bees for strawberries! 󾁓(Check in the comments to see how big the cake was in the beginning!) -Princess Tabitha

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The American Beekeeping Federation conference is always bittersweet. We are eager to get to know our new 2018 American Honey Queen and Princess, but we also close the door on a great year with our outgoing Queen and Princess. These women spent countless time working for our industry, educating and informing the public of the fantastic uses of honey and the importance of honeybees. They travel for weeks at a time, sometimes with their only down time in the airport!

During 2017, Princess Hope reached over 4.5 million people through media interviews, presentations and working at fairs, festivals and more. Take a minute to see her year in review. You'll get an appreciate for the work these women do.

Hope Pettibon, American Honey Princess, Year in Review 2017

As we embark on 2018 with our newly crowned American Honey Queen and Princess, take a moment to watch 2017 Queen Maia's Year in Review to help grasp the expanse of this program.

Did you know that Maia reached over 4 million people during the year through media interviews, school presentations, and working at fairs and festivals?! Check back for 2017 Princess Hope's review, too!

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Congratulations to the 2018 American Honey Queen, Kayla Fusselman, from Pennsylvania and American Honey Princess, Jenny Gross, from Wisconsin!

It's always a bittersweet evening as we said a farewell to our 2017 representatives, Maia and Hope, and we send a special thanks to all of the candidates for their hard work and dedication to the industry.

We are thrilled to announce 2018 American Honey Queen Kayla Fusselman from Pennsylvania and American Honey Princess Jenny Gross from Wisconsin! We'll have photos to share soon!

Our candidates were busy as bees at the annual Kids and Bees at the 2018 American Beekeeping Federation Conference & Tradeshow event! The American Beekeeping Federation is committed to education through various venues, from Kids and Bees to sending the American Honey Queen and Princess to schools across the nation. The candidates help children learn more about honeybees and why they matter so much! To learn more about honeybees, visit our blog: Buzzing Across America!

Presenting information about honey and the beekeeping industry is a core element to the American Honey Queen and Princess's responsibilities throughout the year. She must be ready to present to diverse audiences and on a variety of industry-related topics. Candidates demonstrate their skills by giving a marketing presentation at an auxiliary luncheon. The ABF Auxiliary members are some of our biggest proponents and we're grateful for their continual support and enthusiasm for the program.

The American Honey Queen and Princess selection process isn't all work... Last night we dusted off our bowling shoes for a little group fun!

The interview process continues! Last night the candidates were divided into teams with beekeepers for an amusing Quiz Bowl game. The teams compete in a fun fashion. This allows the selection committee to see how the candidates react in a spontaneous environment. The women capped off the evening assisting with an auction.

We took a little break and had some fun at the ABF Convention getting a caricature drawing of us. We're enjoying seeing so many beekeepers that we worked with this year. Time to get back to work!

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Just a tiny glimpse of the American Beekeeping Federation Convention! Are you familiar with how we select the American Honey Queen and Princess? The interview process is a multiple day event, beginning the first day with introductions in front of the general assembly. They will not know who the selection committee is until Saturday during a one-on-one job interview. As each woman introduces herself in front of the group is just one important part of demonstrating the job.

The American Beekeeping Federation Annual Conference has begun! We kicked it off with the American Honey Queen Program Committee Meeting where the candidates met many of the committee members are prepared for the rest of the week.

Each year a beekeeper hand-makes a quilt to sell as one of our biggest funding opportunities. We want to thank Karen Lorence of Illinois for sharing her talent and time making this stunning quilt!

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Join us in welcoming the 2018 American Honey Queen Candidates. We’ll be introducing a new candidate each day as we lead up to The American Beekeeping Federation Convention where the 2018 American Honey Queen and Princess will be crowned. Wish these ladies luck!

2017 Wisconsin Honey Queen Jenny Gross
Jenny Gross is the 20-year-old daughter of Bill and Mary Gross of Oostburg, Wisconsin. She is a sophomore at Concordia University Wisconsin studying Hospitality and Event Management through the Accelerated Business Scholars Program (dual bachelor’s and master’s degrees). At school, Jenny is a student ambassador, a social media copywriter, and an orientation leader. She is involved in women’s ministry, Bible studies, and mission trips. In her spare time, Jenny enjoys painting, singing, theatre, playing ukulele, and beekeeping.

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Join us in welcoming the 2018 American Honey Queen Candidates. We’ll be introducing a new candidate each day as we lead up to The American Beekeeping Federation Convention where the 2018 American Honey Queen and Princess will be crowned. Wish these ladies luck!

2017 Texas Honey Queen Megan Pettibon
Megan Pettibon is the 19-year-old daughter of Patrick and Christie Pettibon and lives with her 10 siblings in Greenville, Texas. She has been involved with Collin County Hobby Beekeepers Association for 14 years and served as the 2016 Collin County Honey Queen. She has a true passion for teaching and takes every opportunity to educate others about honeybees. Megan is currently getting a business degree in Organizational Leadership from Texas A&M University and will be graduating next year with her bachelor’s degree.

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Join us in welcoming the 2018 American Honey Queen Candidates. We’ll be introducing a new candidate each day as we lead up to The American Beekeeping Federation Convention where the 2018 American Honey Queen and Princess will be crowned. Wish these ladies luck!

2017 Pennsylvania Honey Queen Kayla Fusselman
Kayla Fusselman, 22, is the daughter of Brian and Diane Fusselman of Kempton, Pennsylvania. She is a 2017 graduate of Kutztown University and earned her bachelor’s degree i...n Art Education. Kayla is a member and the secretary of the Kutztown School District’s Agriculture Education Advisory Board. She is also a published co-author of Kutztown University, a researched pictorial history book detailing the 150 years of education at her alma mater, Kutztown University. In her free time, Kayla enjoys painting, scrapbooking, traveling, playing with her dog and pet skunk, and working with the bees.

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