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


Apologies from BEES, there hasn’t been many blogs lately..

Hello Beautiful BEES Friends, Apologies from BEES, there hasn’t been many blogs lately. It is very difficult to find the time to write blogs and post when it’s raining, being 15km from the nearest internet café, having daily afternoon English classes with local kids during the 4 weeks holiday and...

A note from Emily – There has been a lot happening the past 2 months

Hello Beautiful BEES friends there has been a lot happening the past 2 months 🙂 , [caption id="attachment_491" align="alignright" width="199"] Founders Burm (right) and Emily (Left) with Mae Jumpee on her 1 Year at BEES/ Retirement Day![/caption] Apologies everyone for not blogging for such a long time. The internet access...


A note from Emily – The sky is cloudy and it has been raining

Hello wonderful BEES friends, [caption id="attachment_507" align="alignright" width="300"] Hello from Mae Kam and Mae Jumpee at BEES.[/caption] The sky is cloudy and it has been raining heavily on and off. Sorry it has been a while internet signal is shocking here on the project and in our little town Maechaem...


A note from Emily – It’s hard to keep track of time

Hello BEES Friends, [caption id="attachment_528" align="alignright" width="261"] Noisy returned to the wild![/caption] It has been very busy here at BEES since I wrote my first blog. So much has been going on it's hard to keep track of time. Noisy the Black-Headed Woodpecker: On the 10th of May we had...

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