Elephants and Bees Media Library
Disney Film: Bees change lives and save elephants (6 mins)
Elephants & Bees is thrilled to share this short video put together by the Disney Conservation Fund and Save the Elephants on our project’s amazing milestones. Learn how bees are bringing harmony to communities that live closely with elephants.
Bees change lives and save elephants (1.5 mins)
Elephants & Bees is thrilled to share this shorter version of the Disney video on the project’s amazing milestones. Get to learn how bees are bringing harmony to communities that live with wildlife.
Elephants Running from Bee Sounds (1 min)
This short movie filmed by Dr Lucy King shows a typical playback experiment conducted in Samburu Game Reserve. Here the Rivers family rest peacefully under a tree until the hidden, camouflaged speaker to the right of the image starts to play disturbed bee sounds. The family’s reaction to bees has been seen time and again in other elephant families and this behavioural discovery has formed the core research in our attempt to understand how elephants would react to live bees used to protect farmers’ fields.
Al Jazeera Earthrise: Bee Fence (9 mins)
Russell Beard travels to the village of Voi located between two wildlife reserves, which often received unwelcome visits from hungry elephants.
Elephants and Bees Project leader Dr Lucy King explains how the beehive fences were devised, and invites Russell to help build a beehive to help local farmers extend a protective beehive fence.
Post-production by Scott Goddard
Beefencing is good!
Malaika Honey, with the support of Volcano Safaris Partnership Trust, have worked with the Omumashaka Beekeepers of Kasese to create and extend a beefence near Queen Elizabeth National Park. During the last visit, the Omumashaka Beekeepers wrote and performed a song about the beefence. That song and its lyrics accompany the photos from the field trip in the video.
Video by Malaika Honey
BBC2 Natural World – Queen of the Savannah
Peter Ekerri keeps a bee hive fence around at his 2 acre farm. They are wired together so that if one is knocked, all will swing and the bees will go wild – scaring off the elephants that would otherwise destroy Peter’s crops. This film directed by Verity White delves into the fascinating lives of African honey bees and some of the behavioural adaptations they have to survive life on the savannah.
Video courtesy of the BBC
BBC – The Secret Life of Elephants
The Secret Life of Elephants is a BBC nature documentary series following the lives of elephants and the work of the conservation charity Save the Elephants in Samburu National Reserve, Kenya.
This is a clip taken from the series showing our Elephants and Bees project in action.
Video courtesy of the BBC
Into The Unknown With Josh Bernstein
A deadly conflict between elephants and humans is escalating across Africa. Josh Bernstein goes on the trail of elephants that are attacking and killing humans in record numbers to find out why these gentle giants have turned into killers and to investigate a compelling new theory that claims to know the answer.
In this clip we see Lucy King discuss and talk about the success of using beehive fences.
Video courtesy of Discovery
Kenya CitizenTV: Elephants Bees Project
For many years the Human-Elephant conflict has been a headache both to the Kenya Wildlife Service and residents of Mwakoma village in Taita Taveta. But after years of intensive research, scientists now say that the African bee is what will bring peace to this village sandwiched between two national parks – the Tsavo West and Tsavo East – that are home to hundreds of elephants. Alex Kubasu visited the research station located in Voi where he met the brains behind this innovation.
SCHOTIA – African Elephants threaten ancient Schotia trees
A film by Africa Media Intern Emily Webb. In the heart of the Eastern Cape lies Schotia reserve. For 100’s of years this reserve has conserved ancient Schotia trees, but the introduction of a heard of rampaging Africa Elephants is now threatening these historic trees. Owner Peter Bean is on a mission to save his beloved Schotia trees using the most surprising of elephant deterrents.
How to Keep Elephants and Wolves Out of Your Yard
A film by Minute Earth explaining how to keep elephants and wolves out of your land.