Bees Are In Danger, And She’s The Only Dog Who Can Help

This is Klinker. She seems like your average pup, but she is actually the ONLY dog qualified in the U.S. to sniff out one of the most destructive honeybee diseases out there. klinker You're probably wondering, why do we even need bees? beesgif Don't they just ruin our BBQ's and make our limbs swell up? I mean, yes. BUT, you wouldn't have anything to cook at your BBQ if it weren't for bees. dextersrufflife Honeybees are most important pollinators of many of fruits and vegetables. Of 100 crop species that provide 90% of our global food supply, 71 are bee-pollinated. So basically the fewer bees we have, the less available food is, and the more expensive it gets. THAT MEANS YOUR SALADS GOING TO BE CRAZY EXPENSIVE!! patipost_ That's where Klinker comes in. klink She has a unique ability to sniff out a bacteria called American foulbrood and it is threatening our bee colonies (and our wallets). Typically when American foulbrood is discovered, it's too late to save the bees and the colonies have to be burned down. This is extremely costly. klinker2 Klinker has the rare ability to detect this bacteria before it spreads, which is why her services are in high demand. She can sniff up to 1,000 bee colonies a DAY. That is INSANE. Talk about a BUSY BEE AM I RIGHT? Here's more about why this pup is such a hero:
H/t to Upworthy
Featured image via ohmidog! and Maryland Public Television

Hope Bobbitt

6 years ago

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