Amy Roden, the 2010 American Honey Princess, will be in Waupaca this month for talks and demonstrations about honey.
She will visit Turner’s Fresh Market on Saturday, July 17, where she will speak at 11 a.m. to shoppers about honeybees’ importance in optimizing food stock and livestock.
She will also share information about the many uses for honey, including its use as a home remedy. She will demonstrate cooking with honey by sharing recipes and making two summer recipes that include honey.
At 1:30 p.m., Roden will present activities for children.
The 21-year-old Roden is the daughter of Bob and Cindy Roden, of West Bend, and she is a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, where she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in organizational communication.
Roden enjoys beekeeping, singing, serving as a county 4-H leader and helping out on her family’s dairy farm.
As the 2010 American Honey Princess, she serves as a national spokeswoman on behalf of the American Beekeeping Federation, a trade organization that represents beekeepers and honey producers throughout the U.S.
During her yearlong reign, Roden will travel and speak throughout the U.S.
Prior to being selected the American Honey Princess, she served as the 2009 Wisconsin Honey Queen. In that role, she promoted the honey industry at fairs, festivals and farmers markets, and also through media interviews and in schools.
The beekeeping industry touches the lives of everyone. Honeybees are responsible for almost one-third of diets, due to the pollination services they provide for a majority of fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes. That amounts to almost $15 billion per year of direct value from honeybee pollination to U.S. agriculture.
For more information about Roden’s visit to Waupaca, call 910-716-1858.