Texas Honey Queen Selection

Applications are NOW OPEN for the 2020-2021 Texas Honey Queen Program. As an official representative of the Texas Beekeepers Association, our program participants are given the opportunity to travel across Texas to speak and educate about the amazing creature the honey bee. This program has helped participants to build confidence, build their network and connections in and out of the beekeeping community, and experience unique opportunities throughout the State of Texas. As a small token of appreciation, the Texas Honey Queen is awarded a gift of $2,000 upon completion of their service program.

Please review the full Program Manual prior to submitting an application

Eligibility for 2020-2021 are as follows:

  1. Any young lady who has reached her 17th birthday by January 1 and has not passed her 24th birthday on that same date preceding the TBA Convention / Queen Selection.
  2. Must be a resident of Texas.
  3. Must have a proper sponsor.
  4. Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  5. Must be a high school graduate, in high school, or homeschooled.
  6. Must submit an application form, an entry fee of $50, a short bio, acknowledgment of the Program Manual and requirements, and a photo of herself to the Honey Queen Chairperson. The application form may be submitted either electronically or must be postmarked 20 days prior to the Honey Queen Program Selection.

Competition Scorecard & Selection Criteria

Percentage of Overall Score Topic Details
20% Bee & industry knowledge Judged on the accuracy of the information presented and knowledge of bee-related topics.
20% Interview Scored by judges on the ability to answer questions, carry the conversation, professionalism and ability to converse with the judges.
20% Personality Scored by judges on poise, confidence, and charisma
20% Essay and Presentation Essay and presentation will be on the topic chosen by the judges and provided to contestants in advance.*
20% Online Presence Previous and current social media presence will be evaluated and scored based on appropriateness and overall presentation.
* 20% of the selection criteria is based on an essay and presentation. Applicants must complete a 1-5 minute video and an accompanying 1 page essay titled “Honey” for the 2020 prompt.

Saundra Smith, 2019-2020 Texas Honey Queen Chair
Lauren Ward, 2020-2021 Texas Honey Queen Chair

Contact: tx.honeyqueen.prg@gmail.com