Utah Nick Name
The Beehive State
The nickname of Utah is "The Beehive State".

Most of the nicknames associated with Utah are related to the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or Mormons, that first settled in the territory. Deseret, in The Book of Mormon is actually a honeybee. Early Mormon settlers have been described as having carried "swarms of bees" with them. This nickname commemorates the industry of the people of Utah. The beehive was adopted, in 1847, as an official emblem and represents the qualities of industry, perseverance, thrift, stability, and self-reliance, all virtues respected by the region's settlers. The beehive is the centerpiece of the Utah state flag and the Utah state seal.

Other nicknames of Utah:

  • The Mormon State
  • Land of the Saints
  • The Salt Lake State
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