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Jeff Herel

Eagle Scout - 1973, Troop 49 - Fishkill, NY

Beekeeping Merit Badge, one of many...

An avid supporter the BSA and of reinstatement of the Beekeeping Merit Badge.

Beekeeper - Finger Lakes and Leather-stocking Regions of NYS, North Eastern PA and Central TN.

Let me know how I can help!

Southern Tier Beekeepers Assn - NY
Susquehanna Beekeepers Assn - PA
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Jeff -

Do you have a copy of the Beekeeping Merit Badge handbook? I've looked all over for one in resale shops and such, but have never been able to find it. We would love to get the contents of it.
 

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Now we need to start a list of beeks willing to help out.
Do we really? Couldn't we just publish a state by state list of beekeeper clubs and State Apiarists so people could find mentors close at hand. Those lists could be used for more than just the Boy Scout Merit Badge.
 

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Thats an excellent idea, It will get beeks involved that have never even heard of beesourse.

Do we really? Couldn't we just publish a state by state list of beekeeper clubs and State Apiarists so people could find mentors close at hand. Those lists could be used for more than just the Boy Scout Merit Badge.
 

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Jeff -

Do you have a copy of the Beekeeping Merit Badge handbook? I've looked all over for one in resale shops and such, but have never been able to find it. We would love to get the contents of it.
I have a copy of the merit badge book if needed.

As an Eagle Scout and a beekeeper, I can not believe the BSA discontinued this badge. I will help any scout in my area with the requirements.

Not only should the Boy Scouts have this badge, but the Girl Scouts should do the same.
 

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I've looked and can't find my original beekeeping merit badge book. I did check with the local bookstore and they can get one for me for $70 bucks. I will be glad to buy one and donate it to Beesource, if you like. Let me know.
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CATCH THE BUZZ

The brand announced today it is also joining forces with 13 year-old Boy Scout Christopher Stowell, Troop 250, Skiatook, OK. Christopher is also a beekeeper and is petitioning the Boy Scout Council for reinstatement of the Boy Scout Beekeeping merit badge that was discontinued in 1995. To sign the letter and petition, visit “The Buzz” page at http://www.helpthehoneybees.com/#buzz.

“Now, more than ever before, the survival of the honey bee is important to us all,” said Stowell. “If other kids are not encouraged to learn how to become beekeepers, the honey bee will surely die out.”

“Christopher is an amazing advocate for honey bees and serves as a great example of learning about a problem and working to find a solution,” said Mara Lowry, Häagen-Dazs brand manager. “It’s because of people like him that we continue to be encouraged and inspired to work to help both bees and beekeepers, and we urge everyone to do their part. Signing this letter and petition is one small but impactful thing people can do.”

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Committed to being part of the solution, the Häagen-Dazs brand is renewing its efforts for a third year to help in the preservation of honey bees and nature’s finest ingredients. In 2010, Häagen-Dazs ice cream will continue to support Pennsylvania State University and the University of California, Davis, bringing the brand’s total donation to $620,000 over the past three years. In addition to university funding, the Häagen-Dazs brand is also continuing its Vanilla Honey Bee ice cream flavor and HD loves HB™ icon labeling on all packages of bee-built flavors of ice cream, sorbet, frozen yogurt and bars to drive awareness of the ongoin g issue.

The brand encourages everyone to find a way to become a bee crusader, and do their part to help save the honey bees. Here’s how to make a difference:

Start a hive and become a backyard beekeeper – your garden will thank you for it. Look for a beekeeping club in your area to help you get started.

Create a bee-friendly garden with plants that attract honey bees. Select a plant with a long growing season or a group of plants that together will offer flowers from spring through fall. A great resource for information can be found at www.helpthehoneybees.com, or from the horticulturalist at your local plant nursery.

Avoid insecticides in your garden. Instead, promote good bugs (called ‘beneficial insects’) – bugs that will happily eat the bad bugs chomping on your plants. More information is available at www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/ and http://horticulture.psu.edu/extension/mg.

When you buy a Häagen-Dazs ice cream bee-built product, a portion of the proceeds of the sale go toward helping the honey bees.

Tell a friend – Visit www.helpthehoneybees.com to send a Bee-Mail or to create your own animated honey bee to help spread the word.

Visit the Häagen-Dazs Bee Store at www.helpthehoneybees.com – All proceeds from our bee store will fund CCD and sustainable pollination research at Penn State and UC Davis.

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Alarmingly, over the last three winters, more than one in three bee colonies died nationwide. Researchers are calling the mysterious bee disappearance Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Because the Häagen-Dazs brand uses only all-natural ingredients in its recipes, more than 50 percent of the brand’s flavors are bee-built, meaning they use ingredients pollinated by the bees.

In 2008, the Häagen-Dazs brand launched the HD loves HB campaign to create awareness of the honey bee crisis. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of HD loves HB labeled flavors fund sustainable pollination and CCD research at Pennsylvania State University and University of California, Davis, totaling $620,000 over three years.

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Crafted in 1960 by Reuben Mattus in his family’s dairy, Häagen-Dazs is the original superpremium ice cream. True to tradition, Häagen-Dazs is committed to using only all-natural ingredients in crafting the world’s finest ice cream. Truly made like no other, today Häagen-Dazs ice cream offers a full range of products from ice cream to sorbet, frozen yogurt and frozen snacks in more than 65 flavors. Häagen-Dazs products are available around the globe for ice cream lovers to enjoy. For more information, please visit www.Häagen-Dazs.com.

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