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CLIP 7545

How does a queen hornet build a nest? (no narration)

How does a queen hornet build a nest? (no narration)
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Key Info
  • How does a queen hornet build a nest? (no narration)
  • Duration: 1:29
  • How does a queen hornet build a nest? The hornet has moved into a vacant bird box and amateur footage shows it constructing the tubular structures necessary for producing young. Published as part of the Springwatch website: bbc.co.uk/springwatch/. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Science

       Topic:

    Humans and Other Animals: Growth and Reproduction

  • Keywords: hornet, insect, lifecycle, development, survival, structure, habitat, behaviour
Ideas for use in class
  • For use in lifecycle discussions and when looking at insect reproduction. Ask how long it would take for the hornet to construct a whole nest and how it would be used.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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