MaryJane's Farmgirl Sisterhood

Earning Farmgirl Sisterhood Merit Badges

Garden Gate

9. The Secret Life of Bees

Beginner Level

  • Watch the trailer of the movie at www.vanishingbees.com
  • Plant bee-friendly flowers in your garden.
  • Read Sue Monk Kidd’s “Secret Life of Bees.” (The book required for this badge is available on loan from MaryJanesFarm; contact library@maryjanesfarm.org.)

Intermediate Level

  • Research the health difference between raw honey and processed honey.
  • Find a local honey vendor.
  • Read “Bees: Nature’s Little Wonders,“ by Candace Savage. (The book required for this badge is available on loan from MaryJanesFarm; contact library@maryjanesfarm.org.)

Expert Level

  • Raise your own bees and harvest the honey, sharing with others.
  • Visit a local beekeeper and help harvest the honey.
  • Share your experience with your local Farmgirl Chapter.

January, 2009 Edition