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Beefarming merit badge
Status: Discontinued BSA Advancement ID: 28
Created: 1911 Original/new/replaced:
Discontinued: 1914 Replaced by:


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Beefarming is a discontinued merit badge. Beefarming Merit Badge was one of the original merit badges in 1911. It was discontinued in 1914, being renamed Bee Keeping in 1915.

Merit badge requirements

1. Study a hive of bees. Remove the combs. Find the queen. Figure the amount of the brood, number of queen cells. figure the amount of honey in the hive.
2. Show the differences among the drones, workers, eggs, larvas, and pupae at different stages. Tell the differences among honey, wax, pollen, and propolis. Tell how bees make honey. Tell where wax comes from. Explain the part played in the life of the hive by the queen, the drones and the workers.
3. Hive a swarm or divide at least one colony. Explain how a hive is made.
4. Put foundations in sections or frames. Fill supers with frames or sections. Take off filled frames or sections. Take off filled supers from the hive. Fix the honey for market.
5. Write in not more than 200 words how and why the honeybee is used in pollinating farm crops. Name five crops in your area pollinated by honeybees.

Boy Scout Handbook, 1911 Edition The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Boy Scout Handbook, 1911 Edition


The design of the bee keeping merit badge has changed four times - with a different version of the bee each time.

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