Have you ever heard of term "BEE fence"?
Let's start with the benefits of the "Bee fences":
- Reduced invasive elephant crop raids that often cause trauma and injury to family members;
- Increased yield production through both reduced damage and, potentially, increased bee pollination of crops;
- Additional income through the sale of ‘Elephant-Friendly Honey’ and bee products;
- Increased quality of life with greater income and less life-threatening conflict situations with elephants.
Alright, these were definitely not invented in Serbia nor invented by a Serbian immigrant in the African continent, so UNIK Import nor Honey-Land will take any credit for this invention. The truth is, beekeepers face different obstacles all over the world. Some are caused by climate changes, insecticides, or colony collapse disorder; but in the case of beekeepers in South African countries and India, their obstacle is really massive! Gigantic! An elephant!
Bee fences are simple and cheap, made with no cement and using only locally sourced materials. Hives, or dummy hives, are hung every ten meters and linked together in a specific formation so that should an elephant touch one of the hives, or interconnecting wire, the beehives all along the fence line will swing and release the bees. And guess what happen next?