Monday, 29 October 2012

Elephants and bees.

Dr Lucy King at Oxford discovered or re-discovered that elephants are afraid of bees, which sting their eyes and trunks. In Kenya she devised a scheme for suspending specially adapted beehives on very thin fence wire.  When elephants rattle the fence wire bees sting them and they flee.  Lives and animals and crops have been saved.  A beneficial outcome.

1 comment:

  1. Well I never knew that! Sounds like a wing-wing situation.


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