Researchers in Africa working to save elephants have discovered a fascinating way to reduce human-elephant conflicts, using bees as a barrier. Their idea is worth checking out, and it certainly trumps dogs with bees in their mouths and when they bark they shoot bees at you. Still, given that the solution requires farmers to become apiarists, I can’t help but be reminded of a quote from Mitch Hedberg:
When you’re in Hollywood and you’re a comedian, everybody wants you to do other things besides comedy. They say, ‘Alright, you’re a stand-up comedian. Can you act? Can you write? Write us a script’. They want me to do things that’s related to comedy, but not comedy. That’s not fair. It’s as though if I was a cook and I worked my ass off to become a good cook, and they said, ‘All right, you’re a cook — can you farm?’
Alright, you’re a farmer — can you beekeep?