Kayla Fusselman, the 2018 American Honey Queen, will visit Lyman Orchards' Apple Barrel for Strawberry Fest on June 16th. Kayla will stop by our farm to meet with our guests and talk about the importance of the honeybees. She'll spend the day educating all of us on bees, which are vitally important to our farm and to our daily lives. Kayla will also help our young guests create bee-themed crafts, including beeswax candles.
Kayla is the 23-year- old daughter of Brian and Diane Fusselman of Kempton, PA. She is a graduate of Kutztown University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in art education. Kayla is an active alumna with the Kutztown High School FFA chapter and the Kutztown University Presidential Ambassadors.
As the 2018 American Honey Queen, Kayla 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 Kayla will travel throughout the United States in 2018. Prior to being selected as the American Honey Queen, Kayla served as the 2017 Pennsylvania Honey Queen.
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, in regards to the pollination services that they provide for a large majority of fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes. This amounts to nearly $19 billion per year of direct value from honeybee pollination to United States agriculture.
Location: Lyman Orchards Apple Barrel
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