I am going to give a hive to a needy family this year. On behalf of my mom.
I think she would think its neat that a family was helped with a hive in her name.
The charity is Heifer International. They supply poor families around the world with hives.
Here is what they say on there page. I cant post a link yet.
You can give a hive for 30 bucks.
The Buzz About Bees
From Uganda to El Salvador, bees from Heifer International help struggling families earn income through the sale of honey, beeswax and pollen.
Beehives require almost no space and, once established, are inexpensive to maintain.
As bees search for nectar, they pollinate plants. Placed strategically, beehives can as much as double some fruit and vegetable yields. In this way, a beehive can be a boost to a whole village.
Although most Heifer partners keep bees as a supplement to family income, beekeeping can be a family's livelihood. Your gift can help Heifer provide a family with a package of bees, the box and hive, plus training in beekeeping.