Milk production among Utah cows since 1960 has been "udderly" amazing: Per-cow output is up by 86 percent. Although total honey production is down, Utah bees con still buzz about the fact that per-colony production since 1960 is up by 42 percent.

Total milk

pounds per

honey

pounds per

production

milk cow

production

colony

(in millions

(in millions

of pounds)

of pounds)

1987

1,121

15,149

1.7

48

1980

1,028

13,179

1.5

33

1970

819

10,500

1.8

36

1960

764

8,130

1.8

34

(in millions