School trip to Wildlife Works

Report written by International Intern, Ben Kelly The 8th grade students at Kileva Primary School have had their hands full towards the end of the year with their KCPE exams, a stressful time for Kenyan primary school students across the country – so what better way to reward our hard-working students than with a school excursion to Wildlife Works, our local wildlife sanctuary. The day began with students, teachers and…

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Tracking 50×30

Report written by International Intern, Ewan Brennen.  After more than two weeks with no reports of elephant visits to the farms, during breakfast we received a call from Wabongo, one of our longest standing Beehive Fence farmers, who explained a single bull had crossed his land the previous evening. The morning was cool and cloudy with some light showers, excellent weather for tracking for hours through the bush. Upon arriving…

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WILDLIFE WARRIORS, DO YOU STAND FOR #JUSTICE4WILDLIFE?

Blog written by Cara Oldenburg Global March for Elephants, Lions & Rhino – Nairobi The Global March for Elephants Rhino & Lion’s took place on the 7th October.  The purpose of the March is to generate global awareness of the poaching crisis threatening the existence of elephants and rhino, and to stop the trafficking of ivory, rhino horn and wildlife trophies.  It is an occasion for all those against the killing…

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Following in the Steps of 50-30.

Report by International Intern, Zara Ahmed Soon after my arrival at the Elephants and Bees camp, our team climbed into our Land Cruiser and drove down to Mwambiti Village. Nashon, a Mwambiti farmer and Elephants and Bees member of staff, had sighted two bull elephants passing by his farm the previous afternoon and had called us to track them while their prints were still relatively fresh. I was thrilled—what an exciting…

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Human-Elephant Conflict and the use of Honeybees: A South African’s Perspective in Sri Lanka

Written by Sri Lankan intern, Robin Cook Growing up in South Africa, I have always known that large fences, sometimes even electrified, stood between us and the African elephant population. To see wild elephants meant taking a trip to one of our many fenced-off reserves and observing the elephants from the safety of a vehicle. Most South Africans, therefore, do not experience Human-Elephant Conflict (HEC) in the same form as…

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Sisal, Camera trapping & Elephants

Report by International Intern, Clara Moore Just on the other side of the rolling, green Sagalla hill range that the Elephants and Bees team calls home lays the Taita Sisal Estate.  Being partially managed by E&B’s close friends Kevin and Jen Carr-Hartley, we had the opportunity to visit this neighboring estate and learn about sisal as a drought-resistant crop.  Being one of the largest sisal estates in the world and…

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Our Watermelon Harvest

Report written by International Intern, Brianna Stoyle Every Friday, about 25 students from Kileva Primary School, which shares a plot of land with the Elephants and Bees Research Center, gather together for a weekly Farm Club. In April of this year, the permaculture garden at Kileva Primary School underwent an exciting renovation, featuring a new design, outdoor classroom, and new pilot crops, consistent with principles of Conservation Agriculture and permaculture.…

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Supporting our Farmers – from Kenyan Top Bar to Langstroth, and closing the gap!

Report by International Intern, Rohan Vince At Elephants and Bees, we work hard with our farmers to ensure that their fences are well maintained, and we provide ongoing training to give them the knowledge to be able to look after their hives, and more importantly their bees! We strive to give our farmers the best possible chance to attract and retain bees so that they can produce meaningful yields every…

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A Hive of Activity

Report by Sri Lankan Intern, Rebecca Sargent It’s been a steep learning curve since I arrived here in Wasgamuwa as the E&B and SLWCS teams have been working non-stop on a variety of different activities. Initially, during my first couple of weeks it was all about prepping the fences for delivery of some new bee colonies. Thanks to a very generous donation from Kiss Me Organics, we have been the…

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Elephant and Bees’ celebrate World Environment Day with Kileva Primary School

Report buy International Intern, Ro Vince One of the projects that Elephants and Bees supports, in addition to working with beehive fence farmers is working with the local Primary School to the research centre, Kileva Eastfields, helping the children to learn more about the elephants that surround them and understand the value that wildlife brings to Kenya. On 5th June we taught the children all about the importance of World…

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