Deadly hornets arrive to the US

                         Murder hornets have been spotted in the US


An Asian native deadly hornets spotted for the first time in the United States.
It was first spotted in the state of Washington, as beekeepers announced finding piles of dead bees with their heads ripped off. An alarming sight in a country with a rapidly declining bee population.
Hornets with at least more than two inches long, the world’s largest hornets and armed with a sting that can kill a human being if gotten stung multiple times, according to experts in the Washington University. Researchers gave them the nickname of “Murder hornets”.
“They’re like something out of a monster cartoon with huge –yellow orange face” said Susan Cobey, a bee breeder at the Washington state university’s department of entomology.
Scientist still didn’t figure out how these hornets made it to the United States as they’re only native to Asia. However, they’re sometimes transported in international cargo, in some cases deliberately.
The giant hornets were seen first time in December, and scientists believe that it started becoming active again last month, when queens emerge from hibernation to build nests and establish colonies.
The Washington state agriculture officials are asking beekeepers and residents to report the authorities with any sighting of the murder hornets, yet remain a reasonable distance as the hornet’s sting can penetrate a regular beekeeper’s suit as special suits have been ordered.

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