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    Default A beekeeper's burro

    I ran into this cute picture...

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    Default Re: A beekeeper's burro

    Something about that doesn't seem natural

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Lowe View Post
    Something about that doesn't seem natural
    That guy must have to deal with some hot bees, to be dressed like that!

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    Default Re: A beekeeper's burro

    I take back all the times I have said I've seen it all! This tops my list of you got to be kidding me!

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    Default Re: A beekeeper's burro

    Imagine if we had to cover our pick-ups!
    Old Guy in Alabama

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    Default Re: A beekeeper's burro

    This is the first time I have seen a beekeeper with a nice ass.

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    Default Re: A beekeeper's burro

    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian Quiney WI View Post
    This is the first time I have seen a beekeeper with a nice ass.
    Well, I do recall something about 'covering one's ass'. I used to wonder what that meant. Now I know!

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    Default Re: A beekeeper's burro

    There is a pack saddle on it, so I'm guessing he was hauling hives on the burro...
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    Default Re: A beekeeper's burro

    Why isn't the fabric more billowy around the belly área? Or maybe there is thick padding underneath? If I seré the borro I'd be nervous...

    Ramona

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    Default Re: A beekeeper's burro

    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona View Post
    Why isn't the fabric more billowy...

    Snip
    ... "Does this bee suit make my ass look fat?"
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    Default Re: A beekeeper's burro

    Hey Michael, where did you get the pic? I am thinking this is a beekeeping buro in Mexico where AHB are prevalent?
    “When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” – John Muir

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    Default Re: A beekeeper's burro

    I was in Cuernava, Mexico last week and visited some bee yards of Enrique Estrada a local queen breeder. Enrique breeds and sells queens and has practiced II for his genetics for many years. Thanks to people like him beekeepers are able to work and manage their colonies and not have to dress up like the burro. He did explain to me that he receives numerous calls from farmers who's livestock are killed each year as it is very common. Horses, dogs, donkeys, and several individuals. We worked a few of his yards with a veil and tee-shirts. It was a very informative visit.
    "Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay".....Krishnamurti

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    Default Re: A beekeeper's burro

    I spotted the picture in an image search for something to do with bees... don't remember exactly what and it caught my eye.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    Default Re: A beekeeper's burro

    This appears to be the original source of the donkey in a beesuit:
    http://www.treehugger.com/culture/ho...is-donkey.html

    Boneco, the donkey, lives in Brazil.
    In recent years, harvesting honey has grown signifcantly in Manuel's little rural town of Itatira, in the Brazilian state of Ceará -- in fact, the bees there are thebiggest producers around. But of 120 or so beekeepers in Itatira, Manuel and his donkey Boneco are among the most successful, thanks in part to Manuel's invention: the donkey-sized beekeeper's suit that keeps his partner safe from stings.
    Here's another view from that same link:
    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

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    Default Re: A beekeeper's burro

    Thanks for finding that.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    Default Re: A beekeeper's burro

    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian Quiney WI View Post
    This is the first time I have seen a beekeeper with a nice ass.
    How can you tell. There could be a pony under all of that garb.

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    Default Re: A beekeeper's burro

    After reading Brother Adam's "In Search of the Best Strains of Bees", you realize that there are a number of bee races in different parts of the world that are quite hostile to work. And it's not just AHB. In this example, I'm glad to see they've made an effort to protect the animal...

    Adam

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    Default Re: A beekeeper's burro

    The video of "Boneco" being dressed and walking along is priceless. Walking along, Boneco looks more like a scene from The Three Stooges. It's difficult not to think of there being people inside the getup.
    BeeCurious
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