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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.

2020 PA Honey Queen

Lucy Winn (2020 PA Honey Queen) with Nicole Medina (2019 American Honey Princess) and Kaitlyn Stauffer (2019 PA Honey Queen)

The Pennsylvania Honey Queen Program selected the 2020 Pennsylvania Honey Queen during the PSBA Conference.

Lucy, 18, is the daughter of Stephen and Lauren Winn of Carlisle, Pennsylvania. She is a high school senior at Carlisle Area High School with plans to graduate in 2020. Lucy is a beekeeper, managing two backyard colonies with her family. Lucy is an active member in her school’s Model United Nations and Sustainability Clubs, a counselor and instructor at her local YMCA Camp, and is involved with Lifeteen Youth Ministry. In her free time, Lucy enjoys pottery, tennis, and spending time with her family.

Hi! I'm Lucy Winn, and I am so excited to be your 2020 Pennsylvania Honey Queen. I live in Cumberland County, right in the middle of the state, and there is so much of Pennsylvania that I cannot wait to see and so many beekeepers I cannot wait to meet as I travel around the state advocating for the industry! I am currently finishing my senior year of high school and hoping to attend a nearby college that allows me to pursue my interest in biology. Please let me know how I can be of help – and here's to a great year!

- Queen Lucy

To invite Queen Lucy to your upcoming event, please contact our Pennsylvania Honey Queen Program Chair, at honeyqueen@pastatebeekeepers.org.

Pennsylvania Honey Queen Program Updates
  by Alyssa Fine

Hello everyone -

Lucy Winn, 2020 PA Honey Queen

During the PSBA Conference the first weekend of November, Ms. Lucy Winn was selected as 2020 Pennsylvania Honey Queen. She is studying her training manual diligently and is looking forward to attending Honey Queen University shortly to refine her presentation skills and prepare her for a successful year of promotions.

2019 Pennsylvania Honey Queen Kaitlyn Stauffer is also working hard this time of year. Although her reign has ended, she is gearing up for the North American Beekeeping Conference and Tradeshow this January where she will compete for the American Honey Queen title. Queen Kaitlyn will also be attending Honey Queen University to put the finishing touches on her marketing presentation and prepare for various other aspects of judging to take place at the competition.

Both Queen Kaitlyn and Queen Lucy will be in attendance at the 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show. Look for them during the Saturday morning Opening Ceremony. Afterward, they will be working in the many PSBA stations throughout the complex. We would urge anyone who has some free time on their hands after the holidays to consider coming to the Farm Show to volunteer. There are plenty of amazing opportunity to work with the public, whether it’s educating in the Learning Center, whipping up honey waffles and selling honey ice cream in the Food Court, or selling honey and beeswax products from our many members in the newly redesigned Farmers Market. Proceeds from sales directly benefit the Pennsylvania Honey Queen Program and support our representatives on their mission to travel the state educating the public about the importance of honey bees and beekeeping.

Lastly, if you would like to schedule a visit by our 2020 Pennsylvania Honey Queen, please contact honeyqueen@pastatebeekeepers.org to get started.

Please enjoy this recipe preview from Queen Lucy’s recipe brochure. It would be a fantastic sweet treat during the holidays!

Velvety Honey-Chocolate Pudding

YIELD: Makes 4 to 6 servings
INGREDIENTS
DIRECTIONS

Place the cocoa and cornstarch in a medium saucepan and whisk until completely blended.

In a separate saucepan on medium heat, heat the milk, cream, and HONEY until warmed. Stir to blend. Slowly whisk the milk mixture into the cocoa mixture until the cocoa and cornstarch are dissolved and the mixture is smooth. Heat over medium heat, stirring gently with a rubber spatula, until the mixture begins to thicken.

Add the chopped chocolate and boil gently, stirring for about 1 minute, or until the chocolate melts. Remove from the heat. Let stand for 5 minutes and then stir in the vanilla.

Pour into a serving bowl or individual pudding cups and refrigerate until slightly chilled or cold.

PA Honey Queen Report
  by Lucy Winn - 2020 PA Honey Queen


Queen Lucy visits the Pennsylvania Farm Show


Queen Lucy shows off the Winning Display


Queen Lucy with the Media


Queen Lucy with the Honey Sale Display

Hello and Happy New Year! This month I had the opportunity to buzz around the 104th Pennsylvania Farm Show for a whole week and I enjoyed every minute of it! While at the Farm Show I helped sell products at the Honey Marketplace, scooped ice cream at the Honey Waffles and Ice Cream Stand, and talked about bees at the Apiary Learning Center. The first order of business during my time at the Farm Show was to participate in judging all of the honey baked goods and wax molds. Thank you to all who entered something! I enjoyed learning all the criteria that judges are looking for in a prize-winning honey, such as good placement of the label, a consistent pour level, a low moisture content, a clean jar, freedom from crystals, and freedom from foam. My personal favorite category to judge was the Junior Honey Pour. It was so fun to see kids participate in the Farm Show and in beekeeping!


Queen Lucy at the Live Honey Extraction

Another exciting part of my week was the live honey extractions the PSBA hosted on the Culinary Connections Stage. Not only did we show the process of taking honey from hive to jar, but we also included valuable information about beekeeping such as: parts of the hive, different types of honeybees and their roles, and what is needed to start your own backyard hive. The feedback from the honey extractions was very positive. Everybody loved it!

All in all, the 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show was incredibly successful. The highlight of my week was meeting and getting to work with many different beekeepers from all over the state. Thank you so much to everyone who worked at the honey exhibit as well as the Honey Ice Cream and Waffle stand. I had a wonderful week and have made so many fun memories.

BEE kind!
Queen Lucy

Honey Queen Program Contact Information

Invite the PA Honey Queen to your event!
Printable PDF Format

PA Honey Queen Program Facebook Page

Linda Hackenburg
(PA Honey Queen Program Chair)
1466 Crossroads Dr.
Lewisburg, PA 17837

Rachel Bryson
610 Strite Rd.
Chambersburg, PA 17202
Phone: 717-643-0010
Cell: 717-300-0146
Email

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

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