Friday, April 1, 2011
Congratulations to Allison Adams of Plano, Texas for being crowned the 2011 American Honey Princess. It is such an honor for the American Beekeeping Federation to appoint a Texan to this role. Allison is 19-years-old and has been beekeeping for six years.
While most of us would probably like to get as far away from bees as possible, people like Allison willingly get up-close and personal with them. She has demonstrated a commitment to the honey industry by staying active in beekeeping and getting involved with the ABF to increase the public’s awareness of the importance of the beekeeping industry.
In 2010, Allison was crowned the Texas Honey Queen. With her new national title, it is Allison’s job to promote the honey industry across the country. She will spend her time visiting schools and other groups to share her knowledge of the honey industry, including facts, recipes and the benefits of buying local honey.
It is easy to overlook a little insect when you don’t consider its importance to Texas’ billion-dollar agriculture industry. With help from Allison and Texas honey producers, we look forward to sharing the goodness of Lone Star honeybees.