The beehive project is up and running! However there is a lot of monitoring which needs to be done and volunteers on the project are given the choice to assist with this once a week.
The activities are usually simple but essential. They include recording the number of hives with bees in them and recording the number of empty ones and what is occupying them; usually ants but occasionally mice or snakes. The volunteers also help with the maintenance of the hives; this includes building new roofs for the bee boxes and repairing the wires connecting the beehive fences.
During the afternoon all the volunteers head down to the tree hut situated in the elephant corridor. This is where we observe the interactions between elephants and the local people.. We also record the amount of traffic and noise pollution which takes place on this road. This is also an excellent place to observe elephant herds and to take great photographs.
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