In 1878, LDS President John Taylor asked a group of pioneers in Parowan, Utah to go settle in the southern San Juan area in the middle of the desert. This group brought a beehive along their six-month trek, “Hole-in-the-Rock Expedition,” in hopes to continue their beekeeping hobby in their new home. The hive made it all the way to Bluff, Utah in the Spring of 1879.
Let me introduce myself. I received my first hive at age 14 from my grandmother, Mary Smith. I immediately pursued this fascinating hobby to continue what is known today as Hicks Honey. This family-owned company is full of dedication, loyalty, trust, and happiness resembling those pioneers on the trek to Bluff, Utah in 1879. The Hicks family is regularly involved in this activity with their two children, participating in local Farmer’s Markets and teaching beekeeping classes in the Southeastern, Idaho area.
I currently owns 21 hives at his home in Rexburg, Idaho. He is a professor at BYU-Idaho in the communication department. I earned my master Beekeeper Certificate from the University of Montana