The Wisconsin Honey Producers Association recently sponsored 2012 Wisconsin Honey Queen Sarah Rushfeldt to speak to students at Little Wolf Jr./Sr. High School and Manawa Elementary School.
Rushfeldt presented to the fourth grade and to two high school classes about the honey industry.
She is currently a junior at Crown College in St. Bonifacious, Minn., where she is pursuing a bachelor's degree in nursing. A beekeeper since the age of eight, Sarah now manages approximately 100 colonies of bees.
Prior to being selected as the Wisconsin Honey Queen, Sarah served as the 2011 Northwestern District Honey Queen. In this role, she promoted the honey industry at local fairs and in schools.
Sarah 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 2013, Sarah will represent Wisconsin at the American Honey Queen competition at the American Beekeeping Federation Convention in Hershey, Pa.
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