Utah Beekeepers' Association

As Currently Organized since 1892, but Serving and Representing Utah's Beekeepers Since the Early 1860's.

President's Message

With Spring gone and Summer here beekeeping is in the fast lane. Moving bees to “Greener Pastures” keeps us all humming.

I want to give an update on 14 year old Wyatt Conner-Ohlinger who spoke at our last association convention.

For his school project he had to choose an endangered animal and create a way to help. Wyatt enlisted his aunt and uncle’s tattoo shop Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo to host a fundraiser entitled “Save the Bees.”

The event was originally set for March 21st, but Covid-19 put a wrinkle in the plans. After multiple reschedules the event was finally able to be safely held on June 7th.

Over the course of the day, 21 people received bee-themed tattoos and the event raised $1760 for the Beekeepers’ Association. Wyatt made gift bags for each guest that included local honey, homemade melomakarona (Greek honey cookies), honeycomb candy, and stickers.

Overall the event was a success and Wyatt’s only disappointment is that it happened after the school year finished so he never received the extra credit he was promised from his teacher if he could raise more than $1000. He still received an “A” on the project and is looking forward to starting high school this fall.

We want to give Wyatt a BIG Thank You for his efforts in this donation.

Happy Beekeeping,

Jared Taylor

UBA President

Association Officers and Staff

President   Jared Taylor   2019-2020   435-619-3005   
Past President   Michael Stephenson   2017-2018   435-864-8346  
President Elect   Brian Stephenson   2021-2022   435-691-1976
Director   Doug Hawkes   2018-2020   801-599-9801  
Director   Martin James   2019-2021   435-760-0805  
Director   Jim Retallick   2019-2022   801-721-0354   
Secretary   Mandy Taylor   Appointed
Treasurer   Doug Hawkes   Appointed   801-599-9801  
Webmaster   Blaine Nay   Appointed   435-590-7569  

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