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Nest Builders

Wasps' Nest
Nest Builders (p. 769)

Use the Web sites below to complete the following activity.

Using encyclopedias and the Web sites below, find out more about the nests built by wasps, yellow jackets, or hornets. How dangerous are these insects? What should you do about a nest? Share your findings in an oral report to classmates.

Facts on Stinging Insects http://www.acaai.org/ public/ ALK/ FACT.htm
Did you know that more than two million Americans are allergic to stinging insects? Find this and other facts on Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology Online!

University of Kentucky Entomology http://www.uky.edu/ Agriculture/ Entomology/ enthp.htm
From the Department of Entomology at the University of Kentucky, this site contains extensive information on wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets, and has an easily searchable database.

Global Entomology Agriculture Research Server http://gears.tucson.ars.ag.gov/
Maintained by the United States Department of Agriculture, this site contains a wealth of information about bees, with separate articles of interest for adults and students.