We have a bees nest in an arborvitae bush next to our back deck about the size of a soccer ball. They are large and appear to be black. Their bodies are most like a hornet from what I can find on the internet. They are not swarming or really bothering us at this point but I was wondering what if anything we should do.
It sounds like you don't really have bees but instead have bald faced hornets. Here are two links to articles that will tell you more about these insects.