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BEES Elephant Sanctuary

Welcome to BEES Elephant Sanctuary.  After two such difficult years 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.

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

Let Elephants Just BE Elephants

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...

A note from Emily – This is my very first BLOG ever!!

This is my very first BLOG ever!! Here goes hope I get the settings right 😛 Hi everyone, Well where to start, I guess I should start at the beginning... [caption id="attachment_544" align="alignright" width="300"] Burm and Emily's House[/caption] The first time I traveled to Thailand was in January of 2009....

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