Honey Princess

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 buzzingacrossamerica@gmail.com.

Where in America is Princess Hope?
February 1-7 – Wisconsin (American Honey Princess training/media training/school visits)
February 8-15 – Florida (Florida State Fair) 
March 3-5 – Minnesota (University of Minnesota Beekeeping Course)
March 6-11 – Kentucky (Bee Friendly Frankfort & Bluegrass Beekeepers School)
March 23-27 – Texas (Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo)
April 10 – Texas (local school)
April 12 – Texas (local school)
April 18 – Texas (local school and city council)
April 20-22 – Texas (FIRST LEGO League Jr.)
April 23-26 – Washington (Kennewick Salmon Summit)
April 27-29 – Missouri (FIRST LEGO League Jr.)
May 1 – Texas (local school)
May 5-7 – California (California Honey Festival)
May 20-21 – Texas (Wildflower Festival)
June 10 – Texas (State beekeeping meeting)
July 7-9 – Kansas (media training)
July 10-17 – Arizona (Maricopa County Home and Garden Show)
July 27 – Minnesota (Minneapolis Pollinator Party)
July 28-August 2 – New Jersey (Warren County Farmers’ Fair)
August 3-12 – New Jersey (New Jersey State Fair)
August 13-21 – Indiana (Indiana State Fair)
August 24-31 – Minnesota (Minnesota State Fair)
September 1-4 – Maryland (Maryland State Fair)
September 5-10 – Ohio (Lithopolis Honey Fest)
September 12-18 – Iowa (Plagman Barn Days and community presentations)
September 19-23 – California (community presentations)
September 24-28 – Alaska (community presentations)
October 2-8 – Maine (Fryeburg Fair)
October 13-17 – Texas State Fair
November 8-12 – Texas (state beekeeping convention)
November 30-December 3 – Louisiana (state beekeeping convention)
December 6-11 – Wisconsin/Illinois (community presentations)
January 9-14 – Nevada (American Beekeeping Federation convention)