Some of you have followed along as I have written about my Boy Scout Beekeeping project. The long term aim being to reinstate the Bee Keeping Merit badge. However my short term goal was to convert just one person to being a bee keeper. I can happily report , I have not one, not two, not three, but 7 new bee keepers, all with hives awaiting bees, or already with bees. Our first collected a nuc from Iddee last week, and installed them on his property on his own...... The next family of three, will be picking up a full hive this weekend, and the last family of three have all their woodenware, all their gear just waiting our club delivery of packages. We go into this weekend expecting up to 16 boys plus parents this weekend for an open day, and to move our swarm into their new woodenware. We are also using the event to promote our troop to our rising Webelos cub scouts. And just to make it interesting , next week I will do a trap out in an old brick school building, the bees are inside the cavity on the third floor, been there at least 4 years. As it is spring break, we should have some boys along to learn.