BEEHIVE FENCING AT DINOKENG GAME RESERVE: RESOLVING HUMAN-ELEPHANT CONFLICT USING BEES

Our group of 12 young beneficiaries have now populated and set up 42 beehives that constitute the Beehive Fence at Ditolo where elephants had been breaking through the electric fences.  The group also showcased their Beehive Fencing enterprise at the Kwalata Science Expo, highlighting how they are reducing human-elephant conflict through this initiative. Furthermore, they have just started to offer their services as community outreach programmes to the community through removing bees that find refuge in households. We commend this team for their effort and hard work thus far.  We look forward to positive results in deterring the elephants from breaking through the fences in the future, and to them growing their honey business.

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Christelle Pretorius