Honey Princess

My name is Lainey Bell, and I am the 2024 American Honey Princess. I am from Maine, and I am a freshman at the University of Southern Maine where I'm studying political science as part of the accelerated pathway program with the Maine School of Law. I am a goalie for the University of Southern Maine field hockey team. I became interested in beekeeping while working at a local honey farm when I was 15. In my free time, I enjoy researching and reading about politics, watching football, lifting weights, and spending time with my family and dog.


As the 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 Lainey?


February 7-13 – Wisconsin (Training and school presentations)

March 7-11 – Texas (Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo)

March 13-17 – Florida (Florida Bee college)

April 10 – Maine (media interview)

April 12 – Maine (school presentation)

April 26 – Massachusetts (school and library presentations)

May 6 – Maine (school presentations)

May 8 – Maine (media interview)

May 10 – Maine (school presentations)

May 13 – Maine (school and town council meeting)

May 14 – Maine (media interview)

May 15-20 – California (Los Angeles County Fair)

May 21-23 – Idaho (school presentations)

May 24-26 – Texas (BeeWeaver BuzzFest)

May 30 – Maine (school presentations)

June 1 – Maine (Swan’s Honey Open House)

June 6 – Maine (school presentations)

June 11-17 – Connecticut (Lyman Farms Strawberry Festival & community presentations)