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Beefarming merit badge has been discontinued. (See discontinued merit badges.)

Beefarming merit badge
Status: Discontinued BSA Advancement ID: 28
Created: 1911 Origin: One of the original
57 merit badges
Replaced in: 1914 Replaced by: Bee Keeping


The Beefarming merit badge was one of the original 57 merit badges issued by the Boy Scouts of America in 1911. It was renamed to Bee Keeping in 1915.

Beefarming requirements

  1. Have a practical knowledge of swarming, hiving, hives and general apiculture, including a knowledge of the use of artificial combs.
  2. Describe different kinds of honey and tell from what sources gathered.

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

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  • The design of the patch has changed four times - with a different version of the bee each time.

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