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The Beehive State

Utah State Nickname

Plaque displaying the center of Utah's great seal (with the state motto: Industry), and the state nickname on the outer ring (The Beehive State); photo by Photo Dean on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).

The Nickname of Utah

Utah's nickname is The Beehive State. The beehive is a symbol of hard work and industry, and is in fact Utah's official state emblem (Utah's state motto is also simply the word "Industry"). All State Nicknames

The beehive appears on Utah's flag and state seal, the Beehive Cluster  is recognized as Utah's official star cluster, and of course, the state insect of Utah is the honeybee.