31 Jul '18, 5pm

Honeybee pheromones scare away elephants

Honeybee pheromones scare away elephants

I wish I'd been raised by elephants. They seem so wise and kind thanks to their giant, floppy ears, great memories and weirdly adorable trunks. Unfortunately, not all humans find them so cute. Once upon a time, farmers planted crops across elephant migration paths. This did not stop the elephants from migrating. It just made them eat the crops. And if there's one thing humans don't like, it's losing their livelihoods to a bunch of adorable crop-eaters. When humans lose their livelihoods to adorable crop-eaters, they get mad. They also get guns. They frequently use these guns to kill said crop-eaters. People shoot about a hundred elephants a year in Kenya alone. Some scientists decided that there were some problems with this general state of human-elephant relations, so they devised a solution : honeybee pheromones. You see, honeybees don't have guns, but they too want to r...

Full article: https://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/honeybee-ph...

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