The Minnesota Honey Queen (MHQ) is the chief promoter of honey products and the beekeeping industry in Minnesota. It is a yearlong position, beginning with coronation at the Minnesota Honey Producers Association (MHPA) Winter Meeting and ending with the coronation of a new Queen at the same event one year later. When a young woman enters the MHQ competition, it is an affirmation of her commitment of time and effort to the position of MHQ.

The MHQ chairperson is Liz Schroeder. There are guidelines that are meant to serve as a rule-of-thumb as to what is expected by both the Honey Queen and the Minnesota Honey Queen Program. The MHQ program is under the direction of the Minnesota Honey Producers Association. The program is governed by the Minnesota Honey Queen Program Chairperson.

Interested in becoming a Honey Queen? Click on the following links for more information:

 

Former MN Honey Queens

  • 2008 - Allison (Hull) Anderson
  • 2006 - Kelly Tjepkes
  • 2001 - Maritina Carlson
  • 2000 - Chan da (Bordelon) Hassemer
  • 1999 - Angie (Olson) Lundeen
  • 1995 - Allyson (Nordwall) Ellingson
  • 1993 - Lisa (Terry) Moorhouse
  • 1992 - Carolyn Kochis
  • 1991 - Jennifer (Grissom) Beckerman
  • 1988 - Mary (Mauson) Hodson
  • 1986 - Lisa (Smith) Dreyer
  • 1985 - Chris (Madson) Warner
  • 1984 - Lori Brekke
  • 1983 - Jennifer (Riedel) Pauly, Queen
  • 1983 - Brenda (Berg) Johnson, Princess
  • 1982 - Perian (Norskov) Stavrum
  • 1981 - Kari (Olson) Boyce
  • 1980 - Mary Rumppe