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Florida State Beekeepers Association is proud to announce the
2013 Florida Honey Queen Susannah .
Queen Susannah performed the duties of Honey Queen for the
Orange Blossom Beekeepers Association (OBBA) for 2012. While
holding this title, she attended more than 20 events,
including the Florida State Fair, the Orange County Fair,
numerous 4-H meetings and schools, from kindergarten to high
Hundreds of children and adults were present during her
appearances and benefited from her knowledge of bees,
beekeeping and honey. She brought actual beekeeping equipment,
such as smoker, veil, hive tool, as well as printed materials
showing life sized photograph of bees and the inside of a bee
hive. Queen Susannah handed out cards developed by her with
recipes and "fun facts" on bees to all participants.
At last August's "Honey Bee Appreciation Day" held at the
Orange County Extension office in Orlando, Queen Susannah made
dipping sauces and salad dressings out of honey to give
attendees a little taste of how honey can be used in every day
menus. Honey sales doubled because of her recipes.
Queen Susannah is attending college, at the University of
Central Florida majoring in Environmental Science with a goal
of attaining a Ph.D. in the coming years. She is looking
forward to working hard for FSBA at he State Honey Queen and
hopes to compete in the National Challenge at the American
Beekeeping Federation's 2014 convention.
If you are planning an event, and would like your State Honey
Queen present, please contact Beth Fox at
407-702-2853 to make arrangements for Queen Susannah to
Florida Honey Queen Program on FACEBOOK