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Utah Beekeepers' Association

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



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President's Message

Greetings:

Our association treasurer, Kathy Jones, passed away June 20, 2018 at home after a short battle with cancer. We will miss her faithful dedication in service to the Utah Beekeepers Association. Click here for her obituary.

The Board of Directors of the Utah Beekeepers' Association has confirmed that the next Association convention will be on Feb 22nd and 23rd, 2019. It be at the Hyatt Place Hotel on I-215, 3090 East 6200 South, Holiday, Utah. They are holding a block of rooms for us at $130. This discounted rate expires Jan 1, 2019. After that, the rate will be around $200. To get this rate, call Sheri White, phone number 801-890-1280 and give her the discount code: G-UBEE. Speakers will include Mel Disselkohn who is speaking on a system for raising queens and Ian Esplin who is going to give an update on the phages for treatment of Foulbrood. Stay tuned for more details. Find more information here.

The Utah Beekeepers' Association is now a member of Hyatt's business travel program, Hyatt Leverage. Using Hyatt Leverage may save you up to 15% off qualifying stays at any participating Hyatt hotel across the globe. It also makes booking a room and Hyatt's ability to track your room expenses super simple. To get started, simply enter our Hyatt Leverage code, 205092, under Special Rates, Corporate or Group Code when booking on Hyatt.com and select our company's special rate. If you are a World of Hyatt member, you can also earn World of Hyatt points on all your qualifying stays. Book now at www.hyatt.com. To learn more about this offer, go to here. Note: Room rates for the 2019 convention are further discounted to $119. For room reservations for the 2019 convention, contact Mary Lyman (385) 345-8305 or Cindy Wilson at (385) 345-8304 and ask for the Utah Beekeepers' rate.

Thank you for your support, and I look forward to serving as the President of the Utah Beekeepers Association. 

Michael Stephenson, President

Association Officers

PresidentMichael Stephenson2017-2018435-864-8346
Past PresidentJerry Stoddard2015-2016435-864-3589
President ElectJared Taylor2019-2020435-619-3005
DirectorsBob Newswander2016-2018208-852-6933 C
 Danielle Downey2017-2019 
 Doug Hawkes2018-2020801-599-9801
TreasurerVacantAppointed 
SecretaryRoger StephensonAppointed435-864-8362 C
435-864-2204 H
Historian Al Chubak Appointed801-654-9700
WebmasterBlaine NayAppointed435-590-7569 C

BYU Researching phages

Researchers in BYU's department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology are researching American Foulbrood (AFB) and specific bacteriophages which can eliminate the bacteria responsible for AFB (Paenibacillus larvae). They constantly need more samples from healthy hives as well as hives known to be infected with AFB so they can continue to isolate and identify phages which are effective in treating AFB in hives. They accept samples by mail or in person, depending on what is easier for beekeepers. They will even cover the costs of shipping samples and will provide shipping labels if needed. Contact the lab for instructions on submitting samples.