Iowa's Honey Queen creates a buzz
Ever since she was a little girl, Gabrielle Hemesath of Clermont didn’t run away in fear from a bee, but instead was fascinated with the fragile creature.
Now as a student at Iowa State University, Hemesath is the American Honey Queen, owns a set of hives and works for Fassbinder Apiary near Elgin. She just wrapped up her freshman year in college where she’s studying marketing. She graduated from North Fayette Valley High School.
"I plan on being a beekeeper after college, but I want to diversify my products with waxes and cosmetics, so I’ll use my marketing degree to sell those," she said. "As a beekeeper, I only wear a veil ...
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