If you wish to take your own bee pictures, I have also listed some tips to help you to do that.
Honey Bee Pictures
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Tips For Taking Photos Of Bees
I'm not a photographer, but I can give you a few tips for taking pictures of bees, based on my knowledge of this insect.
After all, you'll have more success if you look in the right places at the right times.
You may also prefer to take your own bee pictures, in order to sell them, or be absolutely certain of unrestricted use.
So here are my tips:
Seek out areas with an abundance of flowers, especially herbs, cottage
garden flowers, and wildflowers. Formal public planting schemes filled
with ornamentals such as bedding begonias, bizzy lizzy, and highly
cultivated petunias, may not be as promising as they first appear,
because these have limited value in terms of nectar and pollen.
If you wish to take bumble bee pictures, and specifically of the
bumblebee queen, in some countries you may be surprised to find that
these little pollinators can appear quite early in the year. I have
seen images of bumblebees foraging on mahonia, with snow still visible
on the plant stem (obviously not covering the flower itself). I have
also seen photos of bumblebees on very early winter and spring flowers.
If you want to be sure to photograph bumblebee males, note that these
appear later in the year, but this will vary by species as to when this
3. Don't forget to look up in the trees! Cotoneaster, Pussy Willow, Horse Chestnut....the list goes on.
If you need a picture of a bees nest, think about contacting a relevant
conservation organisation. They may be able to assist you.
Alternatively, you can encourage some bees to nest in your garden if the
conditions are right. Solitary bees may nest in a bundle of hollow
canes, bumblebees may nest in a space beneath the shed.
If you wish to get photographs of honey bees, contact a beekeeper.
Also, if you wish to photograph wild honey bees, I suggest you contact
the local beekeeping association, simply because they will usually be
the first people to hear about wild colonies, often because they are
asked to move the bees.
6. It's pretty obvious, but if you want pictures of bees then you'd best go out with your camera whilst the bees are foraging. Generally, there are more bees around on bright sunny days.
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