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.

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Toys For Elephants Blog

First Blog for 2019 – Toys for Elephants

Toys For Elephants – Helping To Further Enrich The Lives Of Elephants At BEES The Handshouse Studio Team What an absolutely incredible way to start the New Year, building enrichment toys for elephants at BEES. Keeping in line with our mission to provide the best possible for the elephants in...

Myanmar Timber Enterprise visitors Feature

Visit From Myanmar Timber Enterprise – Sharing our experience

Visit From Myanmar Timber Enterprise - Sharing our experience Today we had a visit from Elephant Veterinarian, Dr Moe Win Tun and Camp Manager U Min Thet Swe from Myanmar who work for Myanmar Timber Enterprise. They came to visit Thailand for the Elephant Welfare Conference in Lampang and were...


November – The month of change for BEES

            NOVEMBER THE MONTH OF CHANGE FOR BEES November has been a month of change here at BEES Elephant Sanctuary.  Some things have been renewed, we have rethought our approach to our visitor experience and we have a Lucky Draw for people that help us...

BEE's Elephant Sanctuary Happy-Anniversary Mae Kam

6 Years of Elephants at BEES and 6 Years of Retirement for Mae Kam!

June 1st 2018 marks BEES 6 year Anniversary of having elephants at BEES and Mae Kam’s 6 Years of retirement at BEES! The past 6 years have been filled with tears of happiness, sadness, fear, pain, anger, exhaustion, frustration and hope. It seems to be an endless cycle of emotions,...

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