Honey Queen

I am Mary Reisinger, the 2020 American Honey Queen. I am from Texas, and I am a senior at the University of Texas at Dallas, studying speech-language pathology. I am an active volunteer in the Collin County Beekeepers Association and currently tend to six hives of bees. My interests, in addition to beekeeping, include reading, hiking, camping, church, and catching up on current research.
Image courtesy of David Loeb
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, Sydnie, 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 Mary?
January 7-12 – Illinois – American Beekeeping Federation Convention
January 12 – Texas – Collin County Beekeepers Association Meeting
January 21-25 – New Jersey – New Jersey Honey Show
January 29-February 4 – Wisconsin – American Honey Queen Training
 February 5-15 – Florida – Florida State Fair
February 21 – Wisconsin – school presentations
February 22-23 – Minnesota – University of Minnesota Beekeeping Course
February 28-March 1 – Indiana – Indiana Bee School
March 2-8 – Kentucky – Bluegrass Beekeepers School & Bee Friendly Frankfort
March 17 – Texas – City Council Meeting
March 19-22 – Wyoming – Wyoming Bee College


  1. hello my name is Tova,
    i was at your good shepherd visit i have a question for you? What would happen if a worker bee stung a drone bee

    1. Hi Tova!
      I really enjoyed visiting your school! Normally worker bees don't sting drones. Drones don't have stingers and physically can not do much in the bee hive, so in the winter they get kicked out. If a drone was stung by a worker bee though, the drone would probably die.


Thank you for your comment/question! We are busy buzzing across American spreading the sweet news about honey and beekeeping, but we will do our best to respond in the next 24 hours. We appreciate your patience!