GREENFIELD, Wis. — The American Beekeeping Federation is proud to announce that Hannah Sjostrom and Nicole Medina were selected as the 2019 American Honey Queen and Princess at its annual January convention in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Queen Hannah is the 20-year-old daughter of Douglas and Kim Sjostrom of Maiden Rock, WI, and the granddaughter of Edwin Sjostrom of Maiden Rock, WI, and of Phyllis Althoff of Redwing, MN. She is a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, studying nursing. Hannah plans to spend her nursing career in an oncology unit. She is a third generation beekeeper, following in the footsteps of her father and grandfather. She previously served as the Wisconsin Honey Queen.
Princess Nicole is the 19-year-old daughter of Joel and Nolvia Medina, and granddaughter of Cristina Morales and Feliciana Reyes, both of Honduras. She is a sophomore at Sussex County Community College studying business administration. Nicole has been keeping bees for five years with her family and is an active volunteer in the Sussex County Beekeepers Association. She previously served as the New Jersey Honey Queen.
Hannah and Nicole will spend the next year promoting the beekeeping industry throughout the United States in a wide variety of venues, including fairs, festivals, schools, and media interviews. To schedule an appearance with American Honey Queen Hannah Sjostrom or American Honey Princess Nicole Medina, please contact American Honey Queen Program Chairperson Anna Kettlewell at 414.545.5514.
— American Beekeeping Federation