Bee "fence" keeps elephants and people safely apart

11/23/2011 | BBC

British scientist Lucy King received an award for discovering that 90% of elephants are deterred by the sound of bees, and they warn other elephants when they encounter the bees' buzzing. Her team placed beehives on fences surrounding crops, deterring elephants from entering areas frequented by people. Conflicts between farmers and elephants have sometimes ended in the injury or death of both elephants and humans.

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