BEES Elephant Sanctuary

Welcome to BEES Elephant Sanctuary. We are located in a stunning area of rural Thailand, South-West Chiang Mai in the district of Maechaem. We believe you have found us as you are a responsible traveler looking for an ethical experience with elephants in Thailand. BEES – Burm and Emily’s Elephant Sanctuary is at the forefront for elephant welfare in a constantly changing and evolving world. We feel it is our responsibility to lead by example and encourage the highest welfare standards possible.

Check out our Visitor Program and read all about our work here at BEES.

Let Elephants Just BE Elephants

Fluffy in the Trees

Fluffy Finds Freedom!!!

♥FLUFFY♥ What an EPIC time we have had here recently! By working in the animal welfare world, we have made the choice to be a part of the uplifting and highly enriching gains and the absolutely devastating losses.  Each day, each week, each month is different and we never really...

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Mae Mor – A Note From Emily

‘If love could have saved her, she would have lived forever’ On Wednesday 30th August 2017 Mae Mor laid down to sleep in her night enclosure in the early hours of the morning and slipped into an eternal rest. Tomorrow it will be 1 week since her passing, it’s taken...

Operation- Bring Mae Mor Home

On March 13th we launched Operation – Bring Mae Mor Home and on the 27th March we did just that!!! Mae Mor working in the camp in Mae Taeng         Burm and I found Mae Mor 4 years ago living in appalling conditions. We set out on...

The Golden Girls Thong Dee and Boon Yuen

BEES need your help to go chain free for the elephants at BEES!

Slowly, but surely we can make a difference! Patience, Passion, Compassion and Commitment to love, respect and protect our natural world and all that’s in it. We are well into 2016 and have been working away on the project taking things day by day, week by week. Running a sanctuary...

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