Dangerous Wasps – level 2

08-05-2020 07:00

People in the US spotted Asian giant hornets. It is the first time that people have spotted them in the US. Beekeepers in Washington State think that the hornets killed their bees. The beekeepers found many dead bees without their heads.

Hornets are about two inches long, and they have a powerful sting. If a person gets a lot of stings, he can die. The media says that hornets kill about 50 people in Japan every year.

People saw hornets only in Washington State, and nobody knows why. Scientists do not know how the hornets got to the US; however, they advise people not to try to kill them. If someone sees a hornet, he should call an organization in Washington´s government.

Difficult words: hornet (a large and dangerous wasp), beekeeper (a person who keeps bees for honey), sting (a sharp part of an insect that can go through people´s skin and hurt them).

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