SUBJECT: 2023 AMERICAN HONEY QUEEN TO VISIT NORTH CAROLINA
FROM: AMERICAN HONEY QUEEN PROGRAM
ANNA L. KETTLEWELL, CHAIRPERSON
10432 W. NORWICH AVENUE
GREENFIELD, WI 53228
Selena Rampolla, the 2023 American Honey Queen, will visit North Carolina September 25-28 as part of her National Honey Month tour. She will visit area schools, speaking to students about the importance of honeybees to North Carolina agriculture and how the flower, the bee, and society form a symbiotic relationship. She will also share information about how honey’s properties surprise the senses.
Selena is the 22-year-old daughter of Faye Turke and Renato Rampolla of Lutz and Tampa, Florida. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She enjoys exploring the arts and sciences with specific interests in photography, neuroscience, and honeybees.
As the 2023 American Honey Queen, Selena 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 Queen Selena will travel throughout the United States in 2023. Prior to being selected as the American Honey Queen, Selena served as the 2022 Florida Honey Queen. In this role, she promoted the honey industry at fairs, festivals, and farmers’ markets and via media interviews.
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 Queen Selena’s North Carolina visit and to schedule an interview, contact Jolene McNutt at firstname.lastname@example.org.