Honey Princess

By: News Release
Sep 17th, 2019

Nicole Medina, the 2019 American Honey Princess, will visit Dubuque, Iowa September 16-23, as part of her National Honey Month Tour. She will make appearances at the Dubuque Farmers’ Market and the Plagman’s Barn Show Days, speaking about importance of honeybees to Iowa agriculture and how honeybees drive the quantity and quality of our food. She will also share information about the bonuses that honeybees provide beyond honey. Nicole’s will make appearances throughout the community during her stay. Her visit is sponsored by Johnson Honey Farm of Guttenberg, IA.

Nicole is the 20-year-old daughter of Joel and Nolvia Medina of Green Township, New Jersey. She is a sophomore at Sussex County Community College studying business administration. Nicole has been keeping bees for five years with her family and is an active volunteer in the Sussex County Beekeepers Association.

As the 2019 American Honey Princess, Nicole serves as a national spokesperson on behalf of the American Beekeeping Federation, a trade organization representing beekeepers and honey producers throughout the United States. The American Honey Queen and Princess speak and promote in venues nationwide, and, as such Princess Nicole will travel throughout the United States in 2019. Prior to being selected as the American Honey Queen, Nicole served as the 2018 New Jersey Honey Queen. In this role, she promoted the honey industry at fairs, festivals, and farmers’ markets, via media 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, in regards to the pollination services that they provide for a large majority of fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes. This amounts to nearly $19 billion per year of direct value from honeybee pollination to United States agriculture.

For more information on Princess Nicole’s Iowa visit and to schedule an interview, contact Louise Johnson at 563.252.2340.