Even though this video is not even remotely about wasps, I asked an expert to identify the talent here
"These are Umbrella Wasps or Polistes wasps. They are not really yellowjackets. Yellowjackets build nests completely encircled with masticated paper and a single opening through which the wasps enter and leave the nest. Depending on species, the nest may be underground (i.e. subterranean), in trees like willows, in stumps, under eaves on a building, or even in attics or wall voids. In any event, yellowjackets do not construct uncovered open nests like in your video. Also, Polistes wasps have a characteristic posture. When at rest they hold their wings V-shaped outwards. Yellowjackets fold their wings next to their body, not outwards.
There are many species of umbrella-type wasps around the world. Based on the shape, size and color of what I can see, my guess is that the species setting up shop in your garage is Polistes exclamans or a close relative.
Donald A. Reierson
Department of Entomology
University of California, Riverside
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