Keeping Bees Safe: It’s A Ruff Job, But This Doggy Detective Gets It Done

Via The Salt

Via The Salt

The newest apiary inspector at the Maryland Department of Agriculture has four legs, golden fur and a powerful sniffer.

Mack, a 2-year-old yellow Lab, joined the team last fall to help his mom, chief apiary inspector Cybil Preston, inspect beehives for American foulbrood (AFB), a highly contagious bacterial disease that infects honeybee brood and, eventually, kills the colony.

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