April 21, 2014

Hosting the 2011 American Honey Princess

 

2011 American Honey Princess Allison Adams helps the WMBA ambassador beekeeping at the Fryeburg Fair.

2011 American Honey Princess Allison Adams helps the WMBA ambassador beekeeping at the Fryeburg Fair.

We had a lot of interest in Bee Schools at the Fryeburg Fair this year. (Perhaps an opportunity for bee school in the Naples-Bridgeton- Fryeburg area!)

Allison Adams is the American Honey Princess this year. She did a terrific job speaking with people at the fair and was a great ambassador for beekeeping — very knowledgeable and well spoken. She is from Plano, Texas, and this was her first time in Maine. She had never had a whole lobster (just lobster tails at a restaurant) so of course we had to introduce her to Maine-style seafood — including steamed clams, Atlantic salmon and scallops. After basic instructions, she polished-off two whole lobsters — head to tail!

Members of the Western Maine Beekeepers Association (WMBA) took turns taking Allison to the fair and staffing the booth in the Garden Center. It was a very busy week, but a lot of fun.

Carol hosted the American Beekeeping Federation honey queen for the entire week, showing her a good time and helping her spread the good word about honey and bees. Thank you, Carol, for sharing your home and volunteering your time (and your husband’s as well). 

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