Meet Klinker: The Bee Savior
Each year, Milk-Bone® conducts a nationwide search for amazing canines that have made an extraordinary impact on the lives of individuals they love and the communities that need them. These 10 super pups are leading the pack in making a powerful difference in the world -- and proving that heroes come in all breeds and sizes. Meet one of them below.
Team: Hero Dogs
Town: Williamsport, MD
Breed: Labrador Retreiver
Pet Parent: Bill Troup
- Detecting bacteria in honeybee colonies
- Locating and searching for objects
- Extraordinary work ethic
Klinker is saving the U.S. honeybee population by inspecting bee colonies for foulbrood, a deadly bacteria which is destroying the bee population. As the only certified dog in the U.S. who has this unique skill, Klinker and her handler, Bill, travel across the state inspecting up to 1,000 bee colonies a day.
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