American Honey Queen to visit Plainfield
Kayla Fusselman, the 2018 American Honey Queen, will visit Plainfield on Oct. 30. She will be visiting Tri-County Elementary School, located at 409 S. West Street, Plainfield, from 9:30-10 a.m.
As the 2018 American Honey Queen, Kayla serves as a national spokesperson on behalf of the American Beekeeping Federation, a trade organization repre-senting beekeepers and honey producers throughout the United States. The Honey Queen and Princess speak and promote in venues nationwide, and as such Queen Kayla will travel throughout the United States during her year-long reign.
Prior to being selected as the American Honey Queen, Kayla served as the 2017 Pennsylvania Honey Queen. In this role, she promoted the honey industry at fairs, festivals, and farmers’ markets, via television and radio interviews, and in schools.
The beekeeping industry touches the lives of every individual in our country. In fact, honeybees are responsible for nearly one-third of our entire diet, due to the pollination services that they provide for a large majority of fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes. This amounts to nearly $15 billion per year of direct value from honeybee pollination to United States agriculture.