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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Animal Care.

In this Badge Bit you will relocate an yellowjacket nest to a useful location.



Here are some articles on it:
  - Wasps are Friends
  - Benefits of Yellow Jackets and Wasps
  - Relocating Yellow Jacket Nest

Here are some nice videos on yellow jacket usefulness and moving them.







To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
 - you must move a yellowjacket nest from an inconvenient location to a useful location

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must:
 - post a picture of the yellowjacket nest in an inconvenient location
 - post a picture of the yellowjacket nest no longer in that same location
 - post a picture of the yellow jacket nest in a useful location
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I moved a yellow jacket nest recently.  Luckily for me they built it inside a bird house so moving it was a bit simpler than normal.  The first picture is of the nest in the bird house on the side of my garden shed.  Not good since we come and go from that shed daily.  You can see a wasp on the lower edge of the hole.  Second photo is of the nest in a much better spot, a post on the other side of the garden.  I didn't take the picture of it no longer at the original location since, in this case, it seemed obvious that I did move it.  I also forgot.  So I can go out and take another picture if needed
Nest-in-birdhouse-with-guard-wasp-shaking-her-butt-at-me.jpg
Nest in birdhouse with guard wasp shaking her butt at me
Nest in birdhouse with guard wasp shaking her butt at me
In-their-new-location-200-feet-away-).jpg
In their new location 200 feet away :)
In their new location 200 feet away :)
Picture-of-it-no-longer-in-the-old-location.-It-was-hanging-on-a-nail-at-the-top-center-of-the-picture.jpg
Picture of it no longer in the old location. It was hanging on a nail at the top center of the picture
Picture of it no longer in the old location. It was hanging on a nail at the top center of the picture
Staff note :

I would certify this BB if it included: "a picture of the yellowjacket nest no longer in that same location"

Staff note (Mike Barkley) :

Looks good now. Certified!

 
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