Boneco is the world’s first beekeeping donkey – and he’s great at his job.
Brazilian gent Manuel Juraci clearly doesn’t buy into a dog as man’s best friend, instead trusting his ass to give him a helping hand.
The unlikely pair are proving a great success, with the partnership bringing in more honey than ever before.
Manuel is just one of 120 beekeepers in his town of Itatira, and he and Boneco are among the most successful in the area.
He’s also a bit of an inventor – known locally as Professor Pardal – coming up with the custom full body beekeeper suit for his four-legged friend.
The design is turning heads with the Association of Honey Producers wanting to see more of them made to cover their own asses.
Boneco isn’t the only furry friend helping out beekeepers though, with Bazz the black labrador helping out Josh Kennett in South Australia.
He said: “The process of training Bazz and developing the suit has been an attempt to find a better way of controlling American foulbrood disease.
“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.”