People often confuse wasps with bees or other insects such as hornets or hoverflies, but the yellow and black stripes of the wasp and its thread thin waist are really distinctive. Honey bees tend to be brown, even black in appearance and are furrier. Wasps love to build their nests in places where people like to gather, like around your deck, or in the eaves of your house.
Thankfully, wasp nests are very easy to deal with. If you have access to the nest, spraying with a wasp nest foam or spray should put an end to the problem. An insecticidal dust, such as Residex P or Quartz insect powder, puffed into the nest entrance or into any hole the wasps are using to gain access should also work very effectively. It is important to wear protective clothing whilst treating the nest to avoid being stung. If you suspect you have honey bees, please contact the British Bee Keepers Association to find a bee keeper local to you