Hornet Nest Material and Shape
Name: Jodene M. R.
Date: Saturday, August 31, 2002
What do hornets make their nest out of? Why does it look
like there is a honey comb in the nest?
Hornet nests are made of a paper-like material made by the insects from
chewed up plant material and their own saliva. The honey comb shape is a
very efficient way to pack a strong structure with lots of cavities into a
small space, each comb cell in a wasp or hornet nest serves as the hatching
and growth chamber for one egg and larva.
Click here to return to the Zoology Archives
Update: June 2012