1952 Yearbook of Agriculture
U.S. Government Printing Office
A common sight in the country is the large gray paper nest built by the bald-faced hornet. Generally it hangs from the stout limb of a tree at the edge of a forest. Within the nest the hornets live a social life much like that of the honey bee. Each nest has a single queen, the mother of the other members of the colony. The workers, the sterile females, care for the developing brood and perform other housekeeping duties in the nest or serve as foragers, ranging the countryside to gather food and materials for building and maintaining the nest.
Burks, Barnard D., "Insects, Enemies of Insects" (1953). Bu. Paper 23.
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