So a number of months of work has finally come to fruition, I took the last version of the Scouting Booklet published in 1983 , and used it as a basis for a revised edition. Obviously many many things have changed, I had to completely rewrite the pests and disease sections, had to add in Africanised bees, also changed many terminology items. While I thought I could just replicate the old book, I ended up rewriting about 90% - but used the same format and concept. I drew on the vast knowledge of my bee books, my lessons, the internet and my mentors to get it right. View attachment 4242 The Book is 52 pages all color Covers what the Beekeeping Merit Badge requirements were, Bee basics, woodenware, seasonal work, honey extraction, disease, pests, and Africanised Bees (White Paper by James D Ellis and Amanda Ellis) It has Comprehensive glossary Big list of Internet Links, including this site :thumbsup: It is purely by chance that the centerfold is all about extraction and has lots of pictures, so presents well to people who handle the booklet This also gives you an idea on the quality.... Anyone wanting to work with kids is welcome to a copy , I just want cover the shipping costs. so PM me if interested. If I can punt this , it is a great beginners book too. I funded this myself for now and printed about 25 extra copies but i am working hard on trying to get the printing costs covered at present. Work on the table now (50% done), a working form for each boy in my beekeeping program, and a mini questionnaire for us to see if they have indeed done some studying. My aim is for each one to complete the original Merit Badge requirements.