2019 Wisconsin Honey Queen

The Wisconsin Honey Producers Association is proud to announce the selection of the 2019 Wisconsin Honey Queen.

Sydnie Paulsrud of Eau Claire, Wisconsin was selected as the 2019 Wisconsin Honey Queen.  Sydnie is the daughter of Thea and Brian Weinberger of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and Jack Paulsrud of Augusta, Wisconsin.  She is a freshman at Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire, majoring in Childcare Services.  Prior to her selection as the Wisconsin Honey Queen, Sydnie served as the Chippewa /Eau Claire County Honey Queen.

Sydnie will spend 2019 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. Follow her activities on Facebook at Wisconsin Honey Queen Program.  To schedule an appearance with Wisconsin Honey Queen Sydnie Paulsrud, contact the Wisconsin Honey Queen Chairperson, Mary Kettlewell at 414.429.5502 or by email at wihoneyqueenprogram@gmail.com.

 

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 will be seeking a qualified individual to serve as our 2020 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!

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