2018 Honey Queen Mary Reisinger

2018 Honey Queen Mary Reisinger

2018 Honey Queen, Mary Reisinger

2018 Collin County Honey Queen, Mary Reisinger, is the 17-year old daughter of Peter and Stephanie Reisinger. She started beekeeping in 2015 through the Collin County Hobby Beekeepers Association youth scholarship program. Having never met a stranger, Mary can be found talking about bees to anyone who will listen! She is especially interested in how bees can teach us about leadership. In her free time, she likes to swim, hike, and camp.

2018 Honey Princess Virginia Allen

2018 Honey Princess Virginia Allen

2018 Honey Princess, Virginia Allen

Virginia Allen is the 17 year-old and youngest daughter of David and Mary-Ann Allen. She joined the Collin County Hobby Beekeepers Association in 2013. Virginia started in the CCHBA Youth Scholarship Program as a way to spend quality time with her Dad. Through the program she learned many things; way more information about bees than she ever thought possible. Becoming a beekeeper has also given her a greater appreciation for the bees’ role in agriculture.

She is currently in her Senior year of High School at Cornerstone Christian Academy, and enjoys American Literature, European Literature, and Chinese Language classes. In addition to beekeeping she is also interested in nursing, firefighting, public speaking, and teaching.