The American Beekeeping Federation is proud to announce that Jennifer Hinkel and Virginia Allen were selected as the 2021 American Honey Queen and Princess.
Queen Jennifer is the 23-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. She previously served as the Wisconsin Honey Queen.
Princess Virginia is the 20-year-old daughter of David and Mary-Ann Allen of Richardson, TX. She is a freshman at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, studying organizational leadership. She is an active leader in her local Fire Explorers program and hopes to serve as a paramedic or flight nurse. She previously served as the Texas Honey Queen.
Jennifer and Virginia will spend the next year promoting the beekeeping industry throughout the United States in a wide variety of venues, including fairs, festivals, schools, media interviews, and virtual presentations. To schedule an appearance or presentation with American Honey Queen Jennifer Hinkel or American Honey Princess Virginia Allen, please contact American Honey Queen Program Chairperson Anna Kettlewell at 414.545.5514.