Bee on a flower

Bee on a flower

Bees play an essential part in our lives, pollinating crops and plants that we all depend upon. They are also often quite large insects, making photographing them fairly simple. On a hot sunny day they will often, like the one in this picture, stay for a while on a single flower while their image is recorded. Of course it's important to take care not to annoy them during photography as their stings can be painful for the photographer and fatal for the bees!