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Pennsylvania State
Beekeepers Association

Honey Queen Program

Each year a Honey Queen is selected to become the main promoter of Pennsylvania's beekeeping industry. The Honey Queen travels throughout the state speaking at schools, fairs, festivals, beekeeping meetings, etc. She participates in media interviews and is always ready to promote the beekeeping and honey industries. The main focus of the Honey Queen program is education; feel free to invite her to give a presentation at your event. The Honey Queen also represents Pennsylvania each year at the American Honey Queen competition, held during the American Beekeeping Federation Convention.

2022 PA Honey Queen

Khristyn Maurer - 2022 PA Honey Queen

Khristyn Maurer has been chosen as the 2022 Pennsylvania Honey Queen.

Khristyn is the 21 year old daughter of Diane and the late Bruce Maurer of Pitman. She lives on a small pet farm and has an older sister, Courtney. Khristyn was the 2017 Gratz Fair Queen, where she enjoyed promoting agriculture and her local fair to the community. Her hobbies include hiking, helping on her neighbor’s dairy farm and spending time with friends and family. A new activity is establishing a hive on her farm. Khristyn is a graduate of Tri-Valley High School and Harrisburg Area Community College’s Phlebotomy and Certified Nursing Assistant Programs. She is currently a phlebotomist at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. As the 2022 Pennsylvania Honey Queen, Khristyn Maurer travels throughout the state promoting the beekeeping and honey industries by providing educational presentations to schools and community groups, and by attending fairs, festivals and participating in media interviews.

Honey Queen Activities


Queen Khristyn visited Ernst Conservation and Seed where Northwestern Pennsylvania Beekeeping Association held a queen swap. There were approximately 75 present, eager to learn.


Queen Khristyn with Calvin Ernst (host)




Queen Khristyn with Charlie Vorisek



Queen Khristyn with Steve Repasky



Queen Khristyn with Aaron Fisher


Marking Queens

View more photos, details, and updates on our Honey Queen Program Facebook Page.

Honey Queen Program Contact Information

Invite the PA Honey Queen to your event!
Honey Queen Request Form

PA Honey Queen Contestant Information and Application Form

PA Honey Queen Program Facebook Page

Cathy Vorisek
(PA Honey Queen Program Chair)
15834 Linesville Road
Linesville PA 16424
Cell 1-814-350-9291
House 1-814-683-5888
Email

Previous years' "Honey Queen Report" articles have been archived.
A listing of previous years' Honey Queens/Princesses is also available.

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