Huffpost UK uk

Black Labrador Bazz Is A Beekeeper Trained To Sniff Out Deadly Disease Wiping Out Hives (PICTURES)

Posted: Updated:

Yes – it's a dog in a beekeeper’s outfit. But Bazz isn’t dressed up for fun; the black 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.”

  • Caters
    Bazz now helps save bees from the disease American foulbrood.
  • Caters
    Bazz the black labrador wearing his special suit with beekeeper Josh Kennett.
  • Caters
    The special suit was created through a process of trial and error.

Also on The Huffington Post

Rescue Dogs In Washington Mudslide Search
Share this
Current Slide

Suggested For You

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Beekeeping dog in 'astronaut' suit detects infected hives by smell ...

This is Bazz, a black lab in Australia in his tailor made beekeeper ...

Bazz the Beekeeper's Dog Sniffs Out Bee Disease in an ... - Inhabitat

Dog Trained to Sniff for Dangerous Bee Disease - YouTube

Bazz the Beekeeper's Dog Sniffs Out Bee Disease in ... - World News

Sting-Preventing Canine Suits - This Beekeeping Suit for Dogs ...

Meet the dog trained to sniff out killer disease that wipes out hives