Collecting Bee Venom – level 2

29-02-2024 15:00

People collect bee venom to make medicines and study brain diseases. However, some methods of collecting the venom can hurt bees, and they are already suffering from loss of places to live, diseases, and pesticides.

An Australian scientist found a new way to collect bee venom. He gives bees a piece of glass which they sting. When they sting the glass, the bees cannot get stuck or get hurt.

Difficult words: venom (a poison that comes from an animal), disease (illness, things which make you ill), pesticide (a chemical that kills insects).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What innovative method did an Australian scientist develop for collecting bee venom without harming the bees?


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