Beehive fences keep elephants at bay

The elephant population in Kenya has proved to be a serious problem for farmers. Luckily a new method of keep elephants away from crops has been discovered.

Because elephants are afraid of bees, scientists have found that fences made of beehives were far more effective than traditional thorn-bush fences at keeping elephants at bay.

The study shows that these beehive fences may help with “alleviating farmer–elephant conflict” as well as generating a new source of income for the farmers from the honey produced for the beehives.

Read more at African Journal of Ecology