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Save Elephants With Bees and Honey

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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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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
Nancy Beach donated $20 on 8/24/2017
Hannah Kolehmainen donated $25 on 7/20/2017
Thank you
by Anonymous donated $20 on 7/8/2017
Keep up the good work!
Margaret Nava donated $50 on 6/28/2017
Happy First Birthday to my grandson Remy Walsh
Kate Bermingham donated $250 on 6/24/2017
in honor of my mother, Marcia Strickland
School-Project Geography donated $75 on 6/1/2017
We, a geography class of Gymnasium Neubiberg near Munich, are happy to give a gained sum of money to a very promising project.
Traudi Helmberger donated $100 on 5/31/2017
Joe and Shelley Watson donated $50 on 5/3/2017
In honor of Katie Ommanney, Univ of Delaware Wildlife Management graduate and advocate for African Elephants and all living things.
Kris Karnos donated $500 on 4/7/2017
Will and Sharon Abbott donated $1000 on 4/5/2017
Genevieve Duncan donated $200 on 4/2/2017
As a small beekeeper, I'm excited to hear this news of honey bee fences to keep elephants at bay! A win win situation!!
by Anonymous donated $100 on 3/30/2017
Roberta Conroy donated $100 on 3/29/2017
Wonderful coming together of my two favorite creatures in nature. Much success!
Theresa Giacomino donated $20 on 3/23/2017
The Comer Family donated $1500 on 3/17/2017
Gregg and Janet Luling donated $100 on 3/5/2017
In memory of Adam J Luling