Honey Princess

My name is Tabitha Mansker. I am from Texas, and I live on my family's small farm and enjoy caring for our animals. I was deeply involved in 4-H for more than eight years and enjoy all aspects of agriculture. Currently, I am pursuing studies in business and marketing, and I hope to become a teacher. I stay busy helping to manage my family’s 16 hives of bees and extracting honey for many commercial beekeeping operations. 
As the 2016 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 Tabitha?

January 20-26 – Wisconsin (Training)
February 9-16 – Florida (State Fair, community presentations)
February 26-28 – Minnesota (University of Minnesota Beekeeping in Northern Climates class)
March 2-6 – Florida (Florida Bee College)
March 7-12 – Kentucky (Bee Friendly Frankfort & Bluegrass Beekeepers School)
March 13-20 – Connecticut (Ag Day at the Capitol and community presentations)