Beekeeper Robert Graham, of Spring City, Sanpete County, represented the Utah beekeeping industry recently at the National Honey Board's nominations committee meeting in Minneapolis, Minn.

Elected by Utah beekeepers and appointed by the U.S. secretary of agriculture, Graham met with honey producers from across the nation to nominate members to serve on the National Honey Board, which develops research, advertising and consumer-information programs to increase the demand for honey.A beekeeper for 35 years, Graham manages 1,600 colonies of honey bees, served three terms as president of the Utah Beekeeping Association and received the association's Hive Tool Award for service to Utah beekeepers.