Boy Scouts Bee Keeping Merit Badge

Reposted from February 7, 2016 Historical Honeybee Articles - Beekeeping History

circa. 1926~ Bee Keeping Merit Badge Pamphlet

On February 8, we will celebrate 106 years since the founding of the Boy Scouts of America on February 8, 1910. On the 8th, I will publish The History of the Beekeeping Merit Badge

Invite your friends to participate:
Historical Honeybee Articles - Beekeeping History

To obtain a merit badge for Bee Keeping in 1928, a scout must

1. Know how to examine a colony of bees, remove the combs, find the queen, and determine the amount of the brood, number of queen cells, and the amount of honey in the hive.

2. Distinguish between the drones, workers, eggs, larvae, pupae, honey, wax, pollen, and propolis; tell how the bees make the honey, and where the wax comes from; and explain the part played in the life of the colony by the queen, the drones, and the workers.

3. Have had experience in hiving at least one swarm. Explain the construction of the modern hive. especially in regard to the "Bee spaces."

4. Put foundations in sections and fill supers with sections; and also remove filled supers from the hive and prepare honey for the market.