4H Beekeeping Club

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Girl Scouts

Junior Girl Scouts have a badge - Food Fibers & Farming. Working with a bee hive, visiting an apiary, and visiting a 4H fair can help complete the requirements:

  1. Grow your own garden - is helped by the pollination of a beehive
  2. Care for a beehive for 2 weeks.
  3. Interview a 4H beekeeping club leader before caring for a behive for 2 weeks.
  4. Listen to a short talk about bees & pollination
  5. Not needed
  6. Calculate your weekly meat consumption.
  7. Make creamed honey (aka. honey butter) or apple sauce with honey
  8. Grow seeds in your garden
  9. Visit a 4H Fair
  10. Visit an apiary

Boy Scouts

Until 1995 the Boy Scouts offered a Beekeeping Merit Badge. If you are interested in completing this (now unofficial) badge the requirements are as follows:

1 - Study a hive of bees. Remove the combs, Find the queen. Figure the amont of the brood, number of queen cells. Figure the amount of honey.

2 - Show the difference among the drones, workers, eggs, larvae, 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, 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 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.

1987-89 Boy Scout Requirents BSA.

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