In Kenya, beehive fences keep elephants off crops

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It turns out elephants are no fonder of bees than many humans, and will actively avoid the creatures in order to protect themselves from painful stings on their delicate areas, such as the inside of their trunk and the area around their eyes. Now, rural African farmers are using this to their advantage, by putting up Beehive Fences around their fields to discourage elephants from trampling on crops. The Beehive Fence was created by the Elephants and Bees project and has been field tested in three rural Kenyan farming communities with an 80 percent success rate. The fence consists of…

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