2017 Wisconsin Honey Queen
The Wisconsin Honey Producers Association is proud to announce that Jenny Gross was selected as the 2017 Wisconsin Honey Queen. Jenny is the daughter of Bill and Mary Gross of Oostburg, Wisconsin. She is a sophomore at Concordia University Wisconsin studying Hospitality and Event Management. Jenny served as the 2016 Sheboygan County Honey Queen.
Jenny will spend the rest of this 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 2018, Jenny will represent Wisconsin at the American Honey Queen competition at the American Beekeeping Federation Convention in Reno, Nevada.
Follow Queen Jenny’s activities on Facebook at Wisconsin Honey Queen Program
About 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.
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!