ALBANY, N.Y. — Lucy Winn, the 2022 American Honey Queen, will visit Wisconsin Oct. 31-Nov. 4. Her trip is in conjunction with the Wisconsin Honey Producers Association’s annual convention at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Milwaukee Brookfield (1200 S. Moorland Road, Brookfield, WI 53005) in Brookfield from Nov. 3-5.
During her stay, Winn will visit several schools in Menomonee Falls, Muskego, Waukesha, Lannon, New Berlin, Big Bend and Elm Grove, speaking about the importance of beekeeping and honeybee pollination in the State of Wisconsin and throughout the United States. She will share information on the Wisconsin Honey Producers Association’s Kids ‘N’ Bees Expo. On Saturday, Nov. 5, Wisconsin Honey Queen Shannon Lamb will be on hand at the Kids ‘N’ Bees Expo, a hands-on learning experience for children of all ages (1-3 p.m., Embassy Suites by Hilton Milwaukee Brookfield, Brookfield). The Kids ‘N’ Bees expo is free and open to the public.
Lucy is the 21-year-old daughter of Stephen and Lauren Winn of Carlisle, Pa. She is a junior at DeSales University, where she studies business management and economics. Lucy and her family keep backyard beehives, which sparked her passion for beekeeping.
As the 2022 American Honey Queen, Lucy 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 Honey Queen and Princess speak and promote in venues nationwide, and, as such Queen Lucy has traveled and spoken throughout the United States during her year-long reign. Prior to being selected as the American Honey Queen, Lucy served as the 2020 and 2021 Pennsylvania Honey Queen. In this role, she promoted the honey industry at farmers’ markets, via media interviews, and in schools.
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, due to the pollination services that they provide for a large majority of fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes. This amounts to nearly $15 billion per year of direct value from honeybee pollination to United States agriculture.
For more information on Queen Lucy’s Wisconsin visit, contact Anna Kettlewell at 414.545.5514.
— American Beekeeping Federation