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Thu Dec 15, 2016, 09:54 PM

How honeybees are protecting elephants and saving crops!



How Bees, Elephants, And Farmers Are Keeping Each Other Safe In A Genius Way
Laura Caseley


Being a farmer is hard work ó but being a farmer in places like Kenya, Botswana, and Sri Lanka has a unique challenge that other areas of the world donít: elephants!

Wild elephants, whose natural behavior is to roam, have been known to march right through fields, damaging and destroying crops.

When the human farmers try to intervene, things can turn ugly, and both human and elephant injuries and even deaths can occur.

Sadly, like too many animals, elephants face many dangers at the hands of humans. Itís a shame, because these creatures are intelligent, sensitive, and have complex emotional and social connections, forming strong bonds with one another, and with different animals, too.
More: http://www.littlethings.com/bees-and-elephants-vcom/

(Video at the end of the story has been blocked due to copyright issues. The video I posted above is a shorter version that is not blocked.)

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CanSocDem Dec 2016 #1

Response to csziggy (Original post)

Fri Dec 16, 2016, 09:45 AM

1. Brilliant.

 



This is called a 'natural' pesticide. Far beyond the intent or capabilities of SCIENCE INC.



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