Manuel Juraci is a beekeeper living in Itatira, Brazil. He is an unusually successful beekeeper. And he is an unusually successful beekeeper because he has a donkey in a beekeeper suit.
The donkey, whose name is Boneco, is the key to Juraci’s success — with his help, Juraci can schlep way more honey to market than his competitors. So why wouldn’t everyone in Itatira use a donkey to haul their wares? Well, donkeys don’t really take to bees, because they don’t like being stung. But Juraci has a solution: a beekeeping suit designed especially for his donkey pal.
It can’t be fun to get Boneco into that getup, but apparently it’s all worth it.
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