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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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The Beefarming merit badge was one of the original 57 merit badges issued by the Boy Scouts of America in 1911.

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. 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


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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