This labrador has been specially trained by beekeeper Josh Kennet to detect a deadly disease called American foulbrood that has been wiping out hives in south Australia.
The suit protects Bazz from stings as he sets about his special duties of sniffing out the disease, helping to protect honeybee hives from destruction. Kennet, who lives in Tintinara, said the suit was created for his furry colleague through a process of trial and error.
“The process of training Bazz and developing the suit has been an attempt to find a better way of controlling American foulbrood disease,” he said.
“Detection and quarantine processes are essential to save our bees. I realised that Bazz was able to sniff out the disease, and save thousands of bees – but he didn’t like being around them too much when he was getting stung. So I’ve tried to develop a suit the dog can wear and hopefully avoid being stung.”
Bazz now helps save bees from the disease American foulbrood. Bazz the black labrador wearing his special suit with beekeeper Josh Kennett. The special suit was created through a process of trial and error.
The Huffington Post UK | By Paul Vale Posted: 23/04/2014 15:16 BST | Updated: 23/04/2014 16:59 BST