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Nekoosa Woman Crowned as American Honey Queen
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 01/27/2016

A Wood County women has been selected as the 2016 American Honey Queen. Kim Kester of Nekoosa was crowned during the American Beekeeping Federation's national convention in Jacksonville, Florida.

Kim is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she double-majored in dairy science and poultry science. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in Agricultural Education at Iowa State University.

No stranger to the industry, Kester served as the 2015 Wisconsin Honey Queen. She began beekeeping in 2014 and now owns six hives of bees.

In her new role, she will spend the next year promoting the beekeeping industry throughout the United States in a wide variety of venues.

To schedule an appearance with Kim, contact American Honey Queen Program at 414-545-5514.

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