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BEES Elephant Sanctuary

Welcome to BEES Elephant Sanctuary and Happy New Year 2021.  After such a difficult year in 2020, our love and thoughts are with everybody and we hope you are safe, in good health and able to visit us soon! 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.

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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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Last Blog post of 2015 – Happy New Year Friends of BEES

Happy New Year from The BEES Team! As 2015 comes to a close, we would like to take a moment to look back on what a year it has been here at BEES! We started off the year ready for whatever 2015 may hold, we are always ready to work...


A note from Emily – New Rescues, New staff, Elephant Blessings

New Rescues, New staff, Elephant Blessings and a chance to permanently retire one of our very special ele’s at BEES – We need your help…. BEES biggest fundraiser to date!  Hello BEES Friends, It has been a massive few months here at BEES, we have been out on research journeys...

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A Note From Emily – As always we have been keeping busy!

Hello BEES Friends, As always we have been keeping busy and A LOT has happened since our last blog back in October 2014. Wow, we have had a whirl wind of a start to our New Year! We have been working away further building the elephant medical shelter, in November we...

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