Michael Gilligan

Michael Gilligan
Michael Gilligan
Crystal Lake, IL United States
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Hi everyone!!!! Thank you for taking the time to read this! When I was younger, 16, I ran a beekeeping business. I owned 100 hives and sold the honey to pay for my college tuition. It has been my dream to get back into this, as many know, bee populations have taken a devastating hit in recent years due to many diseases. I plan on moving to Virginia and using our property to re establish a new bee population out there. I intend to accomplish this by also answering the need for more vinyards in VA.  In VA, there is also a huge demand for wine and not enough vinyards to satisfy this. This vinyard would be organic and there only a handful of those in that region. By keeping the vinyard organic it also keeps the bees healthier as there are no harmful pesticides being used. This also makes a fabulous grape flavored honey. Our plan is to move to Virginia in early 2016 and purchase a few acres to start with.  These funds would be used to clean my existing equipment (from highschool) and purchase new bee boxes, as well as get help with setting up a vineyard.  We are looking to raise approx $7500 but any amount will help! Thanks again



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