Photo from Grandpa Arthur Andersen's collection in the 1970's.
In the State of Utah, beekeepers need a beekeeping license through the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food in Salt Lake City.
They keep a record of all beekeeping licenses online, including name, license number, city, county, application and renewal dates, and whether it is active or expired. Anyone can view this.
You can get an application at http://ag.utah.gov/documents/1201a.pdf
Or you can call 801-538-7184 (UDAF Information).
There is a graduated fee, based on the number of hives.
1-20 hives $10
21-100 hives $25
101-500 hives $50