I went up to the Bulkley Valley last week to visit my parents and came across this Hornet's nest under construction. It's not far under way; that region has had a cool, wet summer too, and everything is about a month behind where it usually is. Looks like the Queen Hornet is working by herself. I didn't see much activity, although Hornet's nests don't get too populated anyhow. She is black with a white-tipped tail. Unfortunately, I didn't get a good photo of her. She is back-lit. Plus, I didn't want to get too close to her and risk getting stung. I was surprised by her location for this home: a low-hanging branch of an apple tree. It is totally exposed to the elements and swings in the wind. Wasps and Hornets often pick a more sheltered location.