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I just heard on a video...

There is a guy who uses his two husky dogs to hunt for bee trees in the forest.
Somehow he trained his dogs.
The guy simply monitors the trees for his own fun or some project - none of the "cut-out" business.
Maybe trapping for the swarms - that I don't know.

The dogs run around the forest on their bee hunting trips.
When they find such tree, they bark.
Just like hunting for wild game.

Now is this cool or what?
Seriously, the bee hunting dogs sound like a totally great idea.

Anyone know similar testimonials?
 

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Shouldn't be hard. Dogs have a good smeller. Bet they could be trained to indicate on nasonov or qmh or whatever. An active hive should be full of such smells and dogs can smell for some distance. They do it for human low blood sugar, and to find drugs and explosives... How hard should it be for bees? :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Blp8jDkniJs
 

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I don't doubt it. About a year ago there was a discussion here about dogs trained to smell efb/afb. I recall Michael Palmer saw them in action. Dogs = Man's Best Friend. J
 
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