We have a couple of different types of buzzing insects living in the ground around our house. In the back yard are the big, hairy, bumbly, zeppelin bees. At the side of the house, living in an old ant bait trap are these Yellow Jackets.
They'll all die off (except for the queen) in a few weeks when the temperatures start to drop. The queen will find a good spot to hibernate for the winter, and come spring she'll start a new nest elsewhere.