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The American Beekeeping
Federation is proud to announce that Susannah Austin was
selected as the 2014 American Honey Queen at the North
American Beekeeping Conference in Baton Rouge, LA in January.
Susannah is the
19-year-old daughter of Kris and Catherine Austin of Orlando,
FL, and the granddaughter of Ronald Austin of Harrisburg, PA,
of Beth Austin of New Zealand, and of Willie Akers of Las
She is a sophomore at the
University of Central Florida, pursing a degree in biology,
with hopes of becoming a veterinarian. Susannah’s family began
beekeeping through a 4-H project over 10 years ago.
Prior to being selected
as the American Honey Queen, Susannah served as the 2013
Florida Honey Queen. In this role, she promoted the honey
industry at fairs, festivals, and farmers’ markets, via media
interviews, and in schools.
Susannah will spend the
next year promoting the beekeeping industry throughout the
United States in a wide variety of venues.
To schedule an appearance
with American Honey Queen Susannah Austin, please contact
American Honey Queen Program Chairperson Anna Kettlewell at