A beekeeping donkey

When human labour just won't do.

For Brazilian beekeeper Manuel Juraci, bringing more honey to market means more money in pocket. While rival, presumably less ingenious, beekeepers try to simply make more honey, or make honey faster, Juraci turned to his donkey Boneco.

As you can see in the video above (head to about the 4:15 mark), Juraci custom built a beekeeping suit for his donkey. This allows him to load Boneco up with baskets of honey he can carry to the nearest town. This means fewer overall trips to the honey market. We assume Boneco’s role in this operation involves more of the grunt work than the actually nitty-gritty of beekeeping, but by all accounts it is a successful partnership.

Hat tip to inhabitat.com