2015 Wisconsin Honey Queen Kim Kester

 

 

Wisconsin Honey Queen Kim Kester

2015 Wisconsin Honey Queen

 

The Wisconsin Honey Producers Association is proud to announce that Kim Kester was selected as the 2015 Wisconsin Honey Queen at their annual convention. Kim is the daughter of Jim and Barb Kester of Nekoosa, Wisconsin. She is a July 2014 graduate from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where she double-majored in Dairy Science and Poultry Science. She is currently a bull herdsman at Accelerated Genetics in Westby and is pursuing a Masters Degree in Agricultural Education at Iowa State University.

 

Prior to being selected as the Wisconsin Honey Queen, Kim served as the 2014 Waupaca County Honey Queen.  In this role, she promoted the honey industry at fairs, agricultural festivals, and in schools.

 

 Kim will spend the next year promoting the beekeeping industry in Wisconsin.  She is available to speak with civic groups and appear at fairs, festivals, and farmers markets.  She will also give presentations in schools about honeybees and the beekeeping industry.  In January 2016, Kim will represent Wisconsin at the American Honey Queen competition at the American Beekeeping Federation Convention in Jacksonville, Florida.

 

To schedule an appearance with Wisconsin Honey Queen Kim Kester, contact Mary Kettlewell at 414.429.5502 or wihoneyqueenprogram@gmail.com.  All appearances are free of charge.

 

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The Wisconsin Honey Queen Program

The Wisconsin Honey Queen spends the year traveling the state, educating the public and promoting the beekeeping and honey industry in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Honey Producers Association (WHPA) sponsors the Wisconsin Honey Queen program and annually selects a young woman between the ages of 18 and 24 to serve a year long term as the Wisconsin Honey Queen. The selection is made at the WHPA convention in November. Local honey queens who have served at least 6 months are eligible to compete for the state title.  Candidates applying for the position are judged on an interview, scrapbook as a local honey queen, essay, marketing presentation, and interaction with attendees while at the convention.

The Wisconsin Honey Queen spends the year traveling the state, promoting the beekeeping and honey industry in Wisconsin. She is available to speak with students of all ages, agricultural groups, civic groups and youth groups as well as appearing at fairs, festivals, and farmers markets.

After crowning her successor at her outgoing WHPA convention, the Wisconsin Honey Queen competes for the American Honey Queen position, sponsored by the American Beekeeping Federation.

We are currently seeking a qualified individual to serve as our 2016 Wisconsin Honey Queen. If you are interested in the position, please contact Mary Kettlewell at 414.429.5502 or wihoneyqueenprogram@gmail.com for more information.

Additionally, if you would like to start a local honey queen program and sponsor a young woman as a local honey queen, contact Mary Kettlewell to get started!