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My featured Merit Badge Awardee of the Week is … Cyrie Wilson!!!

Cyrie Wilson (Pixiedustdevil, #6941) has received a certificate of achievement in Garden Gate for earning an Intermediate Level The Secret Life of Bees Merit Badge!

“I read the book. I was surprised to find that bees were not colorblind. Well, maybe not surprised, but I hadn’t really thought about it till I read the book.

There is a small shop in the next town over that sells raw, unprocessed honey. Most of it is local or from other places in the county. I have a jar of unprocessed, unfiltered honey and a jar of raw, filtered honey.

Some of the benefits of raw honey: it’s naturally anti-fungal, antiviral, and antiseptic. Supports healing, regulates blood sugar levels, promotes digestion, lowers cholesterol, and helps build your immune system. I sometimes use it for allergies.

I have to admit, while researching the health benefits of raw honey, I found some information that got me angry. I understood that store-bought honey didn’t contain pollen, but I didn’t realize how bad it was. A lot of the honey in stores is from China and India and is imported illegally, and it is so denatured that it’s bad for you!”


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  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Cyrie , congratulations on your fun badge exploration!! As a newcomer to our MJF Sisterhood, you have really jumped in with your Farmgirl Heart! I too worked on this badge and it was an eye opener as well as fun. I also learned that some imported honey is diluted with corn syrup as well. It pays to purchase honey from our own local bee keepers at farmer’s markets and roadside stands.

  2. Amy Cloud Chambers says:

    Wow, Cyrie, you’ve inspired me to put these badges on my list. Congratulations!

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