$1600 will buy 8 complete beehives locally here in middle Georgia. I want to become a beekeeper and raise bees to sell the health giving All Natural Raw Honey. I have over one year of beekeeping experience, starting with one hive. I enjoy the work, have been stung many times and are not afraid of being stung again! With the addition of 8 more hives now, by next summer I can harvest near 1000 pounds of honey, which I can then sell at $8 per pound. That may not sound like a lot of money, but I am in my 60s, have not had a steady job for almost 5 years, and live with my 80+ year old parents. My mother has alzheimer's disease and my father is recovering from a broken back and neck where he fell in the home. I am the full time caregiver to my parents, who's only income is a meager social security check each month. The hives are $200 each, and I will buy as many as I can with your generous donations.