Honey Princess

My name is Virginia Allen, and I am the 2021 American Honey Princess. I am from Texas, where I am working toward my bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership from University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. My hobbies include rock climbing and backpacking with my family, volunteering at church, and serving as an active leader in the local Fire Explorers program.


As the 2021 American Honey Princess, I travel across the country to teach students, 4-H groups, and fair-goers about the importance of honeybees and pollination in our everyday lives. I also attend many different events such as fairs, festivals, and farmers markets and have interviews with tv, radio, and newspapers. To find out if the American Honey Queen or Princess can visit your school or community, please visit the American Beekeeping Federation website. You can ask me a question on the Questions tab of the blog or email me at buzzingacrossamerica@gmail.com.

Where in America is Princess Virginia?
  • January 27 - February 2 – Wisconsin (Training & School presentations)
  • February 11 – Arkansas (Audubon Society presentation)
  • March 2-4 – Colorado (Training and Beekeeping operation tours)
  • March 9 – Colorado (school presentation)
  • March 11 – South Dakota (school presentation)
  • March 22 – Nevada (school presentations)
  • March 29 – Texas (government meeting)
  • April 6 – Connecticut (school presentation)
  • April 8 – Texas (beekeeping organization meeting)
  • April 16 – Pennsylvania (school presentation)
  • April 20 – Ohio (beekeeping organization meeting)
  • May 6 – Connecticut (school presentation)
  • May 15 – Texas (Daughters of the American Revolution presentation)
  • June 3 – Texas (beekeeping meeting)
  • June 5 – Kansas (regional beekeeping meeting)
  • June 5-8 – Texas (community presentations and farmers’ market)
  • June 30-July 4 – North Carolina (community presentations)
  • July 13 – Texas (beekeeping meeting)
  • August 5-10 – New Jersey (State Fair)
  • August 11-15 -  Indiana (State Fair)
  • August 30-September 5 – Nebraska (State Fair)
  • September 7-12 – Ohio (Lithopolis Honeyfest)
  • September 13-19 – New York (community presentations)
  • September 21 - Oklahoma 
  • September 24-25 – Texas (BeeWeaver Honey Cookoff)
  • September 30-October 5 – Texas (State Fair)
  • October 7 – Texas (Daughters of the Republic of Texas)
  • October 17-23 – Georgia (Sunbelt Ag Expo)
  • November 5-7 – Texas (beekeeper convention)
  • November 15 – Texas (beekeeper meeting)
  • December 11-14 – Wisconsin (training)
  • January 4-9 – Nevada (ABF beekeeper convention)