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Beekeeping merit badge
Status: Discontinued BSA Advancement ID: 28
Created: 1911 Original/new/replaced:
Discontinued: 1995 Replaced by:


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Beekeeping is a discontinued merit badge. Beekeeping Merit Badge was one of the original merit badges in 1911 under the name "Beefarming". In 1914 it's name was changed to "Bee Keeping". In 1956 it the name was changed to "Beekeeping". It was discontinued in 1995.

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 Requirements, ({{{1}}}) Edition The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Boy Scout Requirements, 1993-95 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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