Honey Queen

I am Hannah Sjostrom, the 2019 American Honey Queen. I am from Wisconsin, and I am a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, studying nursing.  I plan to spend my nursing career in the oncology unit. I am a third-generation beekeeper, following in the footsteps of my father and grandfather. My interests, in addition to beekeeping, include hunting, fishing, volunteer work, church, mission trips, and spending time with friends and family.
As the American Honey Queen, I am a spokesperson for the American Beekeeping Federation, the national organization for beekeepers. I travel across the United States promoting beekeeping, educating the public, and representing the over 200,000 beekeepers in the United States. The American Honey Princess, Nicole Medina, and I are working very hard this year to promote honey, and we would love to be able to come talk at your school or other special events! I'd love to answer any questions you have about honeybees or beekeeping. Simply submit your question under the Questions tab of the blog or email me at buzzingacrossamerica@gmail.com.

Where in America is Queen Hannah?

January 29-February 5 – Wisconsin (Training, Schools)
February 8 – Wisconsin (Media Interviews)
February 11 – Wisconsin (Media Interviews)
February 15 – Wisconsin (Radio Interview)
February 22-24 – Minnesota (University of Minnesota Beekeeping Class)
February 28-March 4 – Arizona (Maricopa Home & Landscape Show)
March 8-10 – Florida (Florida Bee College)
March 11 – Wisconsin (radio interview)
March 16-21 – Connecticut (Ag Day at Capitol, Schools)
March 22-24 – Wyoming (Bee College)
April 6-8 – Wisconsin (children’s expo and 4-H presentations)
April 15 – Minnesota (school & community presentations)
April 22 – Wisconsin (college presentation)
April 25-28 – Oregon (GloryBee Bee Days)
May 3 – Wisconsin (college presentation)
May 20-21 – Wisconsin (school presentations)
May 23-26 – Texas (BeeWeaver Buzz Fest)
June 3 – Minnesota (Senior center presentation)
June 11 – Wisconsin (State FFA Convention)
June 12 – Wisconsin (Town Board Meeting)
June 13-19 – Connecticut (Strawberry Festival and community presentations)
June 25 – Wisconsin (County Board Meeting)
July 10-12 – Wisconsin (Community events)
July 13 – Wisconsin (state beekeeping meeting)
July 15-22 – Arizona (Maricopa Home & Landscape Show)
July 25 – Minnesota (Minneapolis Pollinator Party)
July 26-31 – New Jersey (Warren County Farmers’ Fair)
August 1-8 – Washington (Clark County Fair)
August 9-10 – Wisconsin (State Fair)
August 12-13 – Iowa (State Fair)
August 15-20 – Kentucky (State Fair)
August 21-24 – New Jersey (Hunterdon County 4-H Fair)
August 25-September 2 – Minnesota (State Fair)
September 3-8 – Ohio (Lithopolis Honeyfest)
September 17-23 – California (Palo Cedro Honeybee Festival)
September 24-27 – Pennsylvania/Maryland/West Virginia/Virginia (school and community presentations)
September 28-October 2 – Maine (Fryeburg Fair)
October 3-10 – Massachusetts (Topsfield Fair)
October 11-14 – Texas (State Fair)
October 15-19 – Georgia (Sunbelt Ag Expo)
October 24-November 3 – Wisconsin (state beekeeping convention and community presentations)
November 6-10 – Texas (state beekeeping convention)
November 13-15 – South Dakota (community presentations)
December 4-8 – Illinois/Wisconsin (community presentations)


  1. good job at the elk mound school in Wisconsin I was one of the third grader also how many times has you got stung.

    1. Thank you! I had fun presenting to your class! I have gotten stung several times. As a beekeeper, it is just part of the job.

  2. How are you doing today? and where are you? this is jonah from elk mound. are you having fun?

  3. i come from bmms that was mind blowing


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