2018 American Honey Queen to Visit Kentucky


By: American Honey Queen Program

Kayla Fusselman, the 2018 American Honey Queen, will visit Louisville, KY August 16-22. She will make appearances at the Kentucky State Fair during her stay, speaking to fairgoers about the importance of honeybees to the public’s daily lives and how honeybee pollination directly shapes our livelihood. She will also share information how honey’s beautiful spectrum provides endless possibilities and the many treats that honeybees provide. Kayla will make appearance throughout the fairgrounds and will be present at the Kentucky State Beekeepers Association exhibit.

Kayla is the 23-year-old daughter of Brian and Diane Fusselman of Kempton, PA. She is a graduate of Kutztown University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in art education. Kayla is an active alumna with the Kutztown High School FFA chapter and the Kutztown University Presidential Ambassadors.

As the 2018 American Honey Queen, Kayla 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 Kayla will travel throughout the United States in 2018. Prior to being selected as the American Honey Queen, Kayla served as the 2017 Pennsylvania Honey Queen. In this role, she promoted the honey industry at fairs, festivals, and farmers’ markets, via media interviews, and in schools.

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 Kayla’s Kentucky visit and to schedule an interview, contact Tammy Potter at 859.200.2207.