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TITLE
Wasp's nest
EXTERNAL ID
AB_HFM_SCHOOL_045
PLACENAME
Newtonmore
DISTRICT
Badenoch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kingussie and Insh
CREATOR
Clare Maclean
SOURCE
Am Baile
ASSET ID
359
KEYWORDS
wasps
insects
nests
nature
lessons
schools
Wasp's nest

Wasps' nests are created by wasps chewing wood mixed with saliva to create a paper substance. The nests are made up of numbers of cells covered by a layer of paper. Nests will start off each season very small but will grow as the summer progresses and the number of wasps in the colony grows. The nests are used primarily for breading more wasps for the colony. Some nests can contain thousands of individual wasps but each nest is only used for one season and then abandoned in the autumn. This nest made up part of the nature table at Knockbain School.

Knockbain School was a timber and corrugated iron kit school originally built in Kirkhill parish near Inverness. Kit schools such as this had a classroom, a cloakroom, a teacher's store and a toilet. Knockbain School was re-erected at the Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore in 1999 and has been set up to resemble a school in 1937.

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Wasp's nest

INVERNESS: Kingussie and Insh

wasps; insects; nests; nature; lessons; schools

Am Baile

Highland Folk Museum Schoolhouse

Wasps' nests are created by wasps chewing wood mixed with saliva to create a paper substance. The nests are made up of numbers of cells covered by a layer of paper. Nests will start off each season very small but will grow as the summer progresses and the number of wasps in the colony grows. The nests are used primarily for breading more wasps for the colony. Some nests can contain thousands of individual wasps but each nest is only used for one season and then abandoned in the autumn. This nest made up part of the nature table at Knockbain School.<br /> <br /> Knockbain School was a timber and corrugated iron kit school originally built in Kirkhill parish near Inverness. Kit schools such as this had a classroom, a cloakroom, a teacher's store and a toilet. Knockbain School was re-erected at the Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore in 1999 and has been set up to resemble a school in 1937.