Farmers from all over the world regularly struggle to protect the crops that they grow from various forms of local wildlife and while this an issue that has plagued farmers for centuries, these agriculturalists are finally fighting back. In the nation of Kenya, there are several issues related to this problem that have caused farmers to completely reassess the manner in which they conduct themselves.
While it is understandable for an endangered and hungry elephant to destroy a farm in their search for food, these elephants are often unaware of the fact that they are unknowingly consuming plants that contain poisonous compounds. We cannot blame an animal for their need to eat and we cannot blame farmers for wanting their crops to produce the necessary yield so that they can continue to survive.
Luckily, there is a solution available that allows the farmers and the elephants to coexist in perfect harmony. Did you know that elephants just so happen to be terrified of African honey bees? This is very understandable, as many of us humans tend to share the same fear. As such, the farmers of the region have finally decided to put these bees and allow them to protect their crops.
The elephants also need to be protected from themselves and by keeping them away from potentially dangerous plants, these animals will no longer be compelled to consume items that may lead to their own demise. A program has been created to ensure the continued prosperity of farmers and the continued safety of elephants, a program that is known as the Elephants and Bees Project.
If you would like to learn more about this amazing initiative and the myriad of awesome ways that it will help elephants and bees that reside in the proud nation of Kenya, then be sure to check out the video below to find out more. Not only do the elephants leave the area as soon as they hear the buzzing of bees, but they even take these opportunities to send off warnings to their friends and loved ones as well.
This is one of the most genius plans that we have ever had the privilege of enjoying and we had a fun time learning more about the proper methods for ensuring the protection of crops. If you enjoyed this clip as much we did, then please do not hesitate to share away.