2013: Revitalizing the Hive at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center
Following the traveling tours, The Grand Beehive became dormant, as most of the exhibit pieces went into the various collection holding facilities of the State of Utah. In 2012, Michael Christensen from the Utah Cultural Celebration Center (UCCC) and Carol Edison, then of the Utah Folk Arts Program decided to revisit and revitalize The Grand Beehive.
Recognizing the first exhibit's importance while also updating the subject, the re-presentation displayed pieces from The Grand Beehive alongside contemporary artists' modern interpretations of the beehive. The new exhibit, Utah's Beehive opened March 7, 2013, at UCCC. Along with other pieces from The Grand Beehive, items on display included:
- Tom Young’s Neon Sign with a Beehive
- Glen Thompson’s Beehive Saddle
- Bud King’s Beehive Quilt
- Harry G. Taylor’s Beehive Quilt
- Soda bottles from Beehive Beverages
Some of the many new pieces included
- Sculptures by Frank McEntire
- An oil painting by Pilar Pobil
- Collages by Phoenix Ostermann of Reclaimed Sentiment
- Painted wood burnings by Bob Moss
In addition to bringing an art experience to an underserved audience in the area, UCCC's Utah's Beehive reminded visitors of the beehive’s continuing importance and usage in Utah.