If you've not heard of Heifer, you can also check them out at CharityNavigator.org. They get a 3 out of four stars for accountability and transparency, which functionally means that 3/4 of your dollar goes to the actual recepient of the donation. I'm sure there are other organizations that do this, but I didn't find any in a quick search on the internet. Maybe you or I can start another one!
Division = Multiplication. Another thing I like about Heifer, when the new beekeeper gets going, and as part of the program, the recipient has the responsibility to pass their experience on to another person. So, like the rest of us beekeepers, in the next year they'll do a split of the donated hive and give the split to another new beekeepr, helping that person get started as well.
Grab your favorite hive tool, crack open the check book, and write a check out to these fine people. Or you can use your credit card at their site.
Can you imagine the thrill this person will have in entering the beekeeping world?
And you'll feel better about helping someone out there that shares our love of honey and bees.
Last thing, take your right hand, raise it up over your head, and pat your self on the back. You did a good thing today for your fellow travellers, and for bees too. On the whole, that's a great day!
Until next time, see you around the hive!