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Save Elephants With Bees and Honey

Fundraising global stats: 27% left

Amount raised: $36,608

Amount left: $13,392

Did you know that elephants are afraid of bees?

It turns out what seems like just a fun fact can make a big difference in saving elephants, and now you can help.
Rural farmers living next to Tsavo East National Park in Kenya struggle to harvest their crops each year because elephants migrate out of the park at night and eat the crops from their farms. This human-elephant conflict is increasing, and both farmers and elephants are injured or even killed during nighttime clashes.

Save the ElephantsElephants and Bees Project has put up fences made out of beehives around the worst-affected communities. Since elephants are afraid of bees and will avoid them at all costs to prevent getting stung around the eyes and up the trunk, the beehives keep elephants out of crops. Beehive fences reduce elephant crop-raiding incursions into the farms by up to 80 percent, provide pollination for the crops, and produce Elephant-Friendly Honey for the farmers to sell.

As the project has grown rapidly, we need help with funds to build capacity in the honey processing side of the project. Not only do we need new beesuits, gloves, rubber boots, torches, buckets and extractors for honey harvesting but we also need US$25,000 to buy a 4x4 honey harvesting pick up truck. The truck will help us access remote farms to collect the super boxes and buckets full of honey and bring them back to the Elephants and Bees Research Center for processing. You can help our project grow and save more elephants with bees and honey. 


To learn more about the project visit us at

Any amount will help support the project, and bees will keep elephants safe from people!

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Deepshikha Dalchand donated $25 on 1/1/2018
Paige Durkin donated $150 on 12/31/2017
Thanks for helping me raise money for Bees and Wlephants on my birthday!
Elizabeth Volkmann donated $100 on 12/29/2017
Kathy Gaudet donated $50 on 12/28/2017
Rick & Kathy donated $500 on 12/28/2017
To support the good work done by so many
Tim Dodd donated $100 on 12/27/2017
Tim's sister drew his name for a Christmas present and Tim asked for bees for africa. This was the best organization found!
Cami J donated $20 on 12/24/2017
This donation has been made on behalf of Camila J, our family's wildlife conservationist. Merry Christmas Cami!
Trace donated $100 on 12/21/2017
Charline Bovier (for Paige Durkin) donated $40 on 12/17/2017
Angela OConnor donated $30 on 12/17/2017
For Paige Durkin
Sophie Kahn for Paige Durkin donated $20 on 12/17/2017
In honor of Paige's Birthday - we hope this contribution helps the effort!
DeDe donated $50 on 12/17/2017
Donation made on behalf of Paige
Rania B donated $30 on 12/17/2017
Catherine Brink donated $20 on 12/17/2017
Sharon and Will Abbott donated $1000 on 12/16/2017
Dawdy Brown donated $100 on 12/11/2017
What's not to like about this wonderful project. This is my Christmas present to the elephants!
by Anonymous donated $900 on 11/28/2017
Trish Bloemker Sowers donated $50 on 11/28/2017
Natalie Duggan donated $15 on 11/28/2017
Bee Anonymous - Elephants rule donated $100 on 11/21/2017
Merry Christmas to my wife and my mother, whom individually love honey and elephants!
Jacqueline Toth donated $100 on 11/19/2017
Such an important activity. Helping local communities, bees, elephants, and increasing revenue for those communities!
Rosemary Comes & Abi Limbird, 6th Grade donated $50 on 11/5/2017
Alma B donated $20 on 9/28/2017
Lee Mullery donated $40 on 9/18/2017
Clara - Thank you for your important work. Love, Lee
by Anonymous donated $10000 on 9/13/2017
Beehive fences are a fantastic example of combining local means with intelligent solutions