Beehives stop elephant crop-raids in Kenya, Africa

by Rebecca on July 20, 2011

in Animals in the News

By Ella Davies Reporter, BBC Nature

A beehive fence (c) Lucy King

Farmers maintain the valuable hives

Scientists found the hives to be a very effective barrier; elephants turned away from them in 97% of their attempted raids. Conservationists suggest that elephants’ natural fear of bees could settle ongoing conflicts. The hives’ honey also produced additional profits for farmers.

African elephant in Kenya (c) Whit Welles
Elephants and farmers compete for limited resources
 
To read more see: BBC Nature


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