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Using beehive fences as a natural deterrent to crop-raiding elephants in Kenya

Friday 1 February, 18.29-6.45pm – Newcastle University – Ridley Building 2, room RIDB2.1.65

With Esther Serem

In the past few years, African elephants have been discovered to instinctively avoid African honeybees. Elephants and Bees project based in Kenya use beehive fences to deter crop-raiding elephants hence boosting the economy of the affected communities through sustainable harvest of honey and pollination services and, encouraging the co-existence between the two species. Esther Serem, (an MSc student in the school) worked with this innovative project for the past 2 years and she is going to share information about how the giant elephants run away from the tiny bees.