I have an extremely active nest of wasps/bees in my garden, which seems unusual for this time of year. I would appreciate any help in what the possible species might be - whilst I have a keen interest in wildlife, I am completely new to the field of bees and wasps etc, so if anyone can point me in the right direction that would be great.
The nest has been active at least since the summer and is about a foot above the ground. It is buried in a very large pile of twigs which are contained by chicken wire (about 1 metre by 1.5 meter in area, and about 1.5 meter tall) situated in a remote corner of my wildlife garden.
The bees/wasps are small, and very fast flying. I have not caught any as yet.
16 November 2014