CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The American Beekeeping Federation announced that Hagerstown Community College student Teresa Bryson of Chambersburg, Pa., was selected the 2011 American Honey Queen at the North American Beekeeping Conference in Galveston, Texas, in January.
Bryson is the 19-year-old daughter of Tom and Linda Bryson of Chambersburg and the granddaughter of Marie La-Casse and Helen Bryson, both of Waynesboro, Pa.
She is a junior at HCC, double majoring in English and forensic science. She is also a member of the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society and is on the dean’s list. Bryson is a 4-H leader and has been keeping bees for three years on her family’s farm.
Prior to being selected as the American Honey Queen, Bryson served as the 2010 Pennsylvania Honey Queen.
In that role, she promoted the honey industry at fairs, festivals and farmers markets through media interviews and appearances at area schools.
Bryson will spend the next year promoting the beekeeping industry throughout the United States in a wide variety of venues.
To schedule an appearance by Bryson, call American Honey Queen Program Chairperson Anna Kettlewell at 414-545-5514.