I've been thinking the past couple of days about next year and if the bees will make it through the winter, do I want more hives next year, etc. Since I work for a gov agency, this is the CFC time of year. That's where you can give to charities and it will come out of your check. I live in one of the smallest and poorest counties in the state. There aren't many charities here. They are mostly in the surrounding counties. I have a lot to be thankful for. And I feel like I haven't given back as I should during my life. What I've decided to do (I haven't worked out all the details, it's just an idea right now) is to give a percentage of the proceeds from honey sales somewhere in this county. I think I will have to call the county government's office and I'm sure they know any agencies, organizations, etc. I was thinking of calling it Honey for Help. I'm sure there are people that need assistance, and I'm sure there are some groups that try to do that. I'm going to get involved somehow next year. I've got several months to think about it and plan it out. I'm hoping it works out. Any supportive thoughts will certainly be appreciated.