Bees, Trees – and now “elephant friendly” honey!

Bees & Trees

Our Elephants, Bees, Trees & People Project continually grows from strength to strength. We have harvested three batches of “elephant-friendly honey” already this year – bottling nearly 65 litres, all of which is now sold out! Honey for sale at Farmers Market Elephant-friendly honey The honey has proved hugely popular with customers in both Hoedspruit…

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Elephants, Bees, Socks and SPLAT!

Bee Hive

Elephants Alive’s research has successfully demonstrated that elephants avoid trees that have a bee hive hung in them. But what is it about the bees that is causing the elephants to steer clear? Our studies continue with the next phase of bee research…… Over the past decade, extensive research has been carried out on a…

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Bees, Trees and Elephants – NEW INSTALLMENT!

Bees

By Harriet Nimmo Following on from the success of Elephants Alive’s pioneering bee hive project (see link), the next exciting phase is underway! Thanks to funding from the EMS Foundation, 25 new, superior Beepak hives have now been hung in iconic marula trees in Jejane Reserve.  These replace Elephants Alive’s initial simple, wooden research hives.…

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Bees, Trees, Elephants and People – Success!

Bee Hive

Elephants are considered to cause unacceptable levels of damage to certain large trees in some conservation areas. This damage exacerbates human: elephant conflict, with some calling for elephants to be culled to reduce tree damage. Elephants Alive have been studying the impact of elephants on large trees since 2004,and looking at mitigation methods which could…

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