I think this is a great solution to a big problem.

16 Jul 2017 18:01 #4495 by Robby L
Robby L created the topic: I think this is a great solution to a big problem.
Beehive fence stops elephants from destroying crops

www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1288206...rom-destroying-crops

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17 Jul 2017 09:04 #4496 by Paul TW
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What a nice story. Good to hear some good news for once.

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20 Jul 2017 14:52 #4500 by AdrianH
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I have a vague memory of somebody using recordings of angry bees to scare away elephants with some kind of tripwire or infrared trigger to start playback. My memory is that it worked well for a while but the elephants eventually worked out that they weren't real bees so the raids re-started. Hopefully this version in Chantaburi has a better longterm future.

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21 Jul 2017 13:39 #4501 by onflipflops
onflipflops replied the topic: I think this is a great solution to a big problem.
For some more information on the project (not sure why there is no info about this in the article, or did I overlook this?), the following pages are interesting to look at.

bring-the-elephant-home.nl/
bring-the-elephant-home.nl/bee-the-change/
www.facebook.com/BTEHpage

It certainly is a nice solution. I do not want to be pessimistic, though I do have my doubts how to implement this for the large border areas with farms around Kui Buri or Pala-U area. It remains a very difficult problem to solve especially with an ever growing population of humans (and perhaps in some of these areas also growing population of elephants.)
All the protected areas are mostly mountainous, and all flat lowland is taken by humans.

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