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Wisconsin Honey Queen

- April 1, 2015 -

The Wisconsin Honey Producers Association is proud to announce that Kim Kester was selected as the 2015 Wisconsin Honey Queen at their annual convention. Kim is the daughter of Jim and Barb Kester of Nekoosa, Wisconsin. She is a July 2014 graduate from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where she double-majored in Dairy Science and Poultry Science. She is currently a bull herdsman at Accelerated Genetics in Westby and is pursuing a Masters Degree in Agricultural Education at Iowa State University.

Prior to being selected as the Wisconsin Honey Queen, Kim served as the 2014 Waupaca County Honey Queen. In this role, she promoted the honey industry at fairs, agricultural festivals, and in schools.

Kim will spend the next year promoting the beekeeping industry in Wisconsin. She is available to speak with civic groups and appear at fairs, festivals, and farmers markets. She will also give presentations in schools about honeybees and the beekeeping industry. In January 2016, Kim will represent Wisconsin at the American Honey Queen competition at the American Beekeeping Federation Convention in Jacksonville, Florida.

To schedule an appearance with Wisconsin Honey Queen Kim Kester, contact Mary Kettlewell at 414.429.5502 or All appearances are free of charge.