Found this on the ABC web site
Some overseas members may not be able to get this. So here’s a cut and paste from the ABC article:
Hunter Valley apiarists Sam and Bianca Giggins are waging a personal battle with bee disease American foulbrood (AFB) with the help of a family pet.The proprietors of Williams River Honey are training their one-year-old Belgian Malinois pup Missy to detect the disease in their hives.
At the annual local Beekeepers Field Day, in the New South Wales’ lower Hunter Valley, Missy was mobbed for selfies following a demonstration.Moving from hive to hive, she was able to successfully detect the AFB bacteria contained in vials inside stacked hives.“When she finds the AFB, she marks that by sitting in front of that hive and her nose goes to the front of the entrance,”