The truth about bees & elephants

Truth about bees and elephantsDominique Thoenes is an environmental artist & creative director (that’s her work above).  She had an art show at the UN recently which stopped me in my tracks.

Besides her gorgeous art was information about Dr. Lucy King, who get this, found a very strategic connection between bees & elephants.

Before I tell you what that connection is, know that elephants & people have been competing recently for land & resources.  The consequences for everyone have not been great.

Enter Dr. King.  She discovered that ‘elephants run from bee sounds & that they communicate about the threat of bees to other elephants using low frequency rumbles.’  What’s that got to do with the price of butter?

Dr. King uses these findings to make ‘fences’ out of bees – in other words, she uses beehives as fences to protect crops.

It’s a great example of thinking outside the box, or fence as it may be.

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