2012 American Honey Queen Alyssia Fine

The Honey Queen Program is a local, state, and national program which annually selects young women to become the spokespeople for the beekeeping industry. This program is facilitated through the American Beekeeping Federation and involves a competition, the winner of which travels around the United States promoting the beekeeping industry and educating the public about bees and honey.

As part of a pilot program at Vassar College called the¬†Multidisciplinary¬†Learning and Living Community (MLLC), students in Candice Lowe Swift’s anthropology class Food and its Cultural and Social Contexts conducted interviews with past Honey Queens, Princesses, and Chairwomen to learn more about the Honey Queen Program. This blog showcases these rich sources of advice and inspiration and their interactions with the students.

In addition to this blog, the students created a Wikipedia article about the Honey Queen Program which can be accessed at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honey_Queens. For more information please contact caswift@vassar.edu.

2012 American Honey Princess Danielle Dale

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