Beekeeping in Salt Lake County
The Salt Lake County Bees and Weeds program and the Salt Lake County Bee Inspector,
in partnership with USU Extension provides inspection services, demonstration areas
and classes for the public. See below for more information about what we offer.
Hive Inspections - Who is our County Inspector?
Peter Somers a long time beekeeper and owner of BEEZ Hive and Honey serves as the
Salt Lake County Bee Inspector. Peter is highly regarded in the beekeeping community
and is always willing to share his knowledge and lend a hand. He is available on Sunday,
Monday and Tuesdays to provide bee inspections. Call Peter today at (801) 874-2999
Would you like to see an active hive? USU Extension and Wheeler Historic Farm have
teamed up to provide a demonstration apiary just to the north of the large Activity
Barn. We have multiple hives active in this area to help pollinate the gardens and
provide educational activities for the public as well as our formal classes.
Have you noticed a lot of activity at Wheeler Farm? Stay tuned for the Wheeler Farm
Outdoor Education Center, which will be complete in the fall of 2019. We will have
information and resources about pollinators, including honey bees. We will also be
developing an outdoor classroom space fully dedicated to pollinators!
Take a class!
USU Extension offers classes to the public for beginners through advanced beekeepers.
We also provide “Inspections with the Inspector” courses with Peter Somers where
participants can come out, meet Peter, take a peek in the hives at Wheeler Farm, and
learn more about beekeeping. For more information on these and other opportunities,
visit our education page.