bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Move over Miss World and Rose of Tralee, make way for the Honey Queen

The recently crowned Wisconsin Honey Queen, Angela Fisher, didn't proclaim that she wanted to bring peace to the world or look after elderly people as is the wont of too many competitive queens. She wants “to study the components of honey on a molecular level, so it can be used in commercial products”.

The 19 year-old was first asked to become Wisconsin's Honey Queen by two teenage beekeeping brothers. They wanted to continue the tradition of putting a young face on a greying industry. Now Queen Angela tours the state speaking about the virtues of honey at fairs, nursing homes, civic clubs and elementary schools. She has also received scholarship money to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she is now a freshman studying food science.


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