2018 Wisconsin Honey Queen and Honey Princess
The Wisconsin Honey Producers Association is proud to announce the selection of the 2018 Wisconsin Honey Queen and Wisconsin Honey Princess.
Hannah Sjostrom of Maiden Rock, Wisconsin was selected as the 2018 Wisconsin Honey Queen. Hannah is the daughter of Doug and Kim Sjostrom of Maiden Rock, Wisconsin. She is a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire studying Nursing. In January 2019, Hannah will represent Wisconsin at the American Honey Queen competition at the American Beekeeping Federation Convention in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Lexi Gegare of Milton, Wisconsin was selected as the 2018 Wisconsin Honey Princess. Lexi is the daughter of Debbie Gegare of Janesville, Wisconsin and Paul Gegare of Green Bay, Wisconsin. She is a senior at the University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse majoring in Therapeutic Recreation.
Hannah and Lexi will spend 2018 promoting the beekeeping industry in Wisconsin. They are available to speak with civic groups and appear at fairs, festivals, and farmers markets. They will also give presentations in schools about honeybees and the beekeeping industry.
Follow their activities on Facebook at Wisconsin Honey Queen Program.
To schedule an appearance with Wisconsin Honey Queen Hannah Sjostrom or with Wisconsin Honey Princess Lexi Gegare, contact the Wisconsin Honey Queen Chairperson, Mary Kettlewell at 414.429.5502 or by email at [email protected].
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 [email protected] 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!