My name is Hope Pettibon. I am from Texas, and I live on a small ranch with my family. I love to spend time outside gardening and farming, and I have helped my family raise honeybees since 2004. Currently, I'm attending a one-year bible college in south Texas and have future aspirations to be an emergency medical technician. During my free time, I enjoy reading, playing the piano, cooking, and crafts.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.