Hannah Sjostrom, the 2019 American Honey Queen, will visit Lyman Orchards' Apple Barrel as one of our guests at Strawberry Fest on June 15th. Hannah will stop by our farm to meet with our guests and talk about the importance of the honeybees. She'll spend the day educating all of us on bees, which are vitally important to our farm and to our daily lives. She will also help our young guests create bee-themed crafts, including beeswax candles.
Hannah is the daughter of Douglas and Kim Sjostrom of Maiden Rock, Wisconsin. She is a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, studying nursing. Hannah plans to spend her nursing career in the oncology unit. She is a third-generation beekeeper, following in the footsteps of her father and grandfather. Hannah’s interests, in addition to beekeeping, include hunting, fishing, volunteer work, church, mission trips, and spending time with friends and family.
As the 2019 American Honey Queen, Hannah serves as a national spokesperson on behalf of the American Beekeeping Federation, a trade organization representing beekeepers and honey producers throughout the United States. The American Honey Queen and Princess speak and promote in venues nationwide, and, as such Queen Hannah will travel throughout the United States in 2019.
The beekeeping industry touches the lives of every individual in our country. In fact, honeybees are responsible for nearly one-third of our entire diet, in regards to the pollination services that they provide for a large majority of fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes. This amounts to nearly $19 billion per year of direct value from honeybee pollination to United States agriculture.
Location: Lyman Orchards Apple Barrel
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