What does it mean to belong to a place? For those that live in the Beehive State, what is it that makes a Utahn a Utahn? Beehive Stories explores that question by featuring everyday Utahns in short documentaries-one for each county in the state-as they explain their sense of connection to Utah's remarkably diverse landscape and communities.
Bri is a high school student with the unusual summer job of working on an island, in Utah. Antelope Island is home to buffalo, stunning views of the Great Salt Lake, and one greasy spoon diner, where Bri earns her keep flipping buffalo burgers.
Nine years ago Daniel Shellabarger, a middle aged former social worker, gave up using money completely. From the cave where he now lives outside Moab, Daniel explores what really makes a place our home.
D.G. is the custodian of the Mars Desert Research Station in a desolate area outside of Hanksville—a site chosen for its similarity to a Martian environment. With a job that requires him to avoid contact with researchers simulating what life and work would be like on the Red Planet, D.G. has plenty of time to ponder mankind's place in the universe, and the unique brand of freedom that isolation can provide.
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Ted grew up herding sheep in the mountains above Cedar City with his family. University and work took him away from Utah, but late in life circumstances have called him back. While he was gone, real estate values increased dramatically, yet he has no plans to sell what gives him his unique sense of belonging.