Iowa Honey Queen Program
Contact: Connie Bronnenberg 515-480-6076
2012 Iowa Honey Queen
Renae Beard is the 2012 Iowa Honey Queen. Renae grew up on a farm in southern Iowa and is currently a senior at Chariton High School. Her family includes parents Randy and Jackie Beard and younger Greg.
She became involved in beekeeping five years ago after she and her brother applied to become Bee Scholars through the Iowa Honey Producers Association Youth Mentor Program. They currently have five hives of bees on their farm and enjoy catching local swarms.
Renae enjoys involvement in her school and community as a Student Council Representative, Talented and Gifted Member, National Honor Society Secretary, Future Business Leaders of America Reporter, Varsity Cross Country, Soccer, Chariton Challengers 4-H Club President, Lucas County 4-H Youth Council Vice President, and the Iowa State 4-H Youth Council Ambassador.
She enjoys endorsing the beekeeping industry, the value of the honeybee, and promoting the consumption of honey. It is Renae’s hope to spread awareness about the significance of the honeybee, while helping to inspire other people to be just as passionate about honeybees and beekeeping as she is.
Renae is available to give speeches and make appearances and is happy to help at events in any way possible. To schedule an appearance by the Iowa Honey Queen, please contact the Queen Chair, Connie Bronnenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or (515) 480-6076.
Look for the Iowa Honey Queen, Renae, at one of the bee events near you!
2012 Iowa Honey Queen Renae Beard
Renae checks on her honeybees.
There are the honeybees!