2012 Honey Queen, Shelby Kilpatrick
Shelby Kilpatrick is the daughter of Scott and Susan Kilpatrick. She is a junior in high school and is homeschooled along with her two younger sisters. She began beekeeping in 2007 when she received a Youth Beekeeping Scholarship from the Collin County Hobby Beekeepers Association. Since then, beekeeping has become a family project.
In addition to beekeeping, Shelby is an active Denton County 4-H member participating in many project areas including entomology, wildlife habitat evaluation, horticulture, citizenship, leadership and community service. Her leadership responsibilities this year include serving on the Texas 4-H Council and as a second-year member of the Texas 4-H Technology Team. At home she enjoys reading, cooking, beekeeping, working on 4-H projects and spending time with her family.
2012 Honey Princess, Shannon LaGrave
Shannon LaGrave is the second of five daughters and lives in Farmersville, Texas. Originally, she became involved in beekeeping through the CCHBA Scholarship program five years ago. Currently, she maintains five hives.
Shannon also raises and cares for many other animals including goats, chickens, ducks and geese. She has a passion for dance, primarily ballet. Shannon enjoys experimental cooking encompassing many cultures. She loves the teaching aspect of the CCHBA Honey Queen program and the enthusiasm of the children.