This month’s meeting, we have the pleasure of hosting American Honey Queen Jennifer Hinkel. She will give a brief personal intro + bee background, her activities for 2021, and then get into a little bit about winter apiary prep and overwintering for bee colonies between the different US regions. She’ll also talk about end of year honey operations (what do Beekeepers do during fall-winter when not out tending their beeyards?) and wrap it up with some holiday season inspired honey recipes!!
American Honey Queen Jennifer Hinkel Bio:
2021 American Honey Queen Jennifer Hinkel is the 24-year-old daughter of Bill Hinkel of Franklin, WI. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing with a certificate in entrepreneurship. Jennifer currently works for the Wisconsin State Fair and on her family’s pumpkin and Christmas tree farm.
As the 2021 American Honey Queen, Jennifer serves as a national spokesperson on behalf of the American Beekeeping Federation, a trade organization representing beekeepers and honey producers throughout the United States. The American Honey Queen and Princess speak and promote in venues nationwide, and, as such Queen Jennifer will travel throughout the United States in 2021. Prior to being selected as the American Honey Queen, Jennifer served as the 2020 Wisconsin Honey Queen. In this role, she promoted the honey industry at fairs, festivals, and farmers’ markets, via media interviews, and in schools.
Join us at 6pm, presentations and discussions to start by 6:15pm Hawaii Time.