Bees used to protect trees from Elephants
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  1. #1
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    Default Bees used to protect trees from Elephants

    I hope this isnt old news but here goes.

    Interesting clip on the use of Bees to prevent crop damage by Ellies.

    https://www.beautifulnews.co.za/stories/ronnie-makukule

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    Default Re: Bees used to protect trees from Elephants

    Welcome to Beesource.

    I would not have thought that an elephant would respect bees.
    Working to propagate my survivors and staying treatment free USDA Zone 7b

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    Default Re: Bees used to protect trees from Elephants

    Thanks for the video. I have seen similar projects reported in Africa in the last few years but not this one.

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    Default Re: Bees used to protect trees from Elephants

    Quote Originally Posted by tpope View Post
    Welcome to Beesource.

    I would not have thought that an elephant would respect bees.
    Im very new to beekeeping - so new, im still in the research phase but hoping to have a local bee guy install two hives at my home in the next week or so.

    I dont know much at all about bees but I have spent many many glorious days watching elephants in some of our countries amazing game reserves - I am totally amazed that such a huge animal can be disturbed by a bee. Elephants hide is so tough, it is literally like a 1 inch thick piece of leather.

    I look forward to many hours browsing this forum getting to understand bees a lot more.

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    Default Re: Bees used to protect trees from Elephants

    It works, I have hives ...never seen an elephant anywheres near them.

    Apparently it works for tigers too.....we don’t see those either.

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    Default Re: Bees used to protect trees from Elephants

    Quote Originally Posted by Mbeck View Post
    It works, I have hives ...never seen an elephant anywheres near them.

    Apparently it works for tigers too.....we donít see those either.
    How about gators?

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    Default Re: Bees used to protect trees from Elephants

    Quote Originally Posted by moebees View Post
    How about gators?
    Nope doesn’t work for Gators or snakes��

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