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2021 American Honey Queen to Visit Marshfield This Week

Monday, November 1st, 2021 -- 9:03 AM

Jennifer Hinkel, the 2021 American Honey Queen, will visit Marshfield, starting today and running through this Saturday, November 6th.

Her trip is in conjunction with the Wisconsin Honey Producers Association’s annual convention at the Hotel Mead (451 E. Grand Avenue, Wisconsin Rapids) in Wisconsin Rapids from November 4th-6th.

During her stay, she will visit several schools in Wisconsin Rapids, Stevens Point, Port Edwards, Plover, Junction City, Pittsville, Nekoosa, and Marshfield, speaking about the importance of beekeeping and honeybee pollination in the State of Wisconsin and throughout the United States.

She will share information on the Wisconsin Honey Producers Association’s Kids ‘N’ Bees Expo. On Saturday, November 6th, she, along with Wisconsin Honey Queen Anna Evenson, will be on hand at the Kids ‘N’ Bees Expo, a hands-on learning experience for children of all ages (1:00-3:00 p.m., Hotel Mead, Wisconsin Rapids).

The Kids ‘N’ Bees expo is free and open to the public. Jennifer is the 24-year-old daughter of Bill Hinkel of Franklin. 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 Honey Queen and Princess speak and promote in venues nationwide, and, as such Queen Jennifer has traveled and spoken throughout the United States during her year-long reign. 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 farmers’ markets, via media interviews, and in schools. The beekeeping industry touches the lives of every individual in our country.

In fact, honeybees are responsible for nearly one-third of our entire diet, due to the pollination services that they provide for a large majority of fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes.

This amounts to nearly $15 billion per year of direct value from honeybee pollination to United States agriculture. For more information on Queen Jennifer’s Wisconsin visit and to schedule an interview, contact Anna Kettlewell at 414.545.5514.

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