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Bee Hive Elephant Fences

This Fence Uses the Bee Stings to Ward Off Crop Raiding Elephants

— December 13, 2015 — Art & Design
The organization 'Bees and Elephants' has come up with the ingenious solution of using a wild elephant's natural fear of bee stings to keep them away from crops.

Based out of Africa, this new initiative is designed to help reduce confrontations between herds of elephants who try and raid crops and the farmers who they raise them for their livelihood. Bee hives are simply placed 10 meters apart from one another around a plot of land, and are connected by steel wire. If the elephants trip the wire and disturb the bees, they're chased off by the angry swarm.

Elephants are naturally deterred from the hives because bee stings are actually extremely painful to the beast's sensitive trunks. This natural system not only keeps the pesky elephants away from crops, but it also gives the rural farmers a second source of income from harvesting honey as well.
Trend Themes
1. Natural Deterrent Solutions - The use of natural deterrent solutions such as bee hives can provide an opportunity for disruptive innovations in crop protection and pest control industries.
2. Sustainable Farming Practices - The integration of sustainable farming practices with natural deterrent methods can offer disruptive innovations in the agriculture and sustainability industries.
3. Wildlife Management Techniques - The development of innovative wildlife management techniques that involve a non-violent approach such as the use of bee hives can provide disruptive innovations in the wildlife conservation and management industries.
Industry Implications
1. Agriculture - The use of bee hives as natural deterrent solutions can revolutionize the crop protection industry and provide innovative solutions for sustainable farming practices.
2. Wildlife Conservation - The use of bee hives and similar non-violent approaches can disrupt the traditional wildlife management practices and provide sustainable solutions for wildlife conservation.
3. Honey Production - The integration of bee hives in crop protection can provide rural farmers with an opportunity for an additional source of income through honey production that can disrupt the honey industry.
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