So today I was doing some work in my garden and noticed that a couple of Bees were buzzing around me as I pottered about. Being excited that I had finally seen a Bee in my garden, so far I had only seen them at work, I went and followed them as they flew. They kept flying near a patch of my back wall so I wandered over and got a better look. I then saw that a couple of Bees have made a nest in a gap in my brickwork.
And now we get to the lucky shot. As I was taking a couple of pics, I was advised to not take ONE shot but always take a number of shots to make sure the focus is good in at least one. As I clicked the Bee you see above flew away. Without moving the camera I looked away and took another pic. I thought t would be an awesome pic of the gap or some brickwork… No.. I got this…
He must have been looking straight at the camera lens. Talk about luck! I don’t know if I am allowed to be proud of that pic or not. Technically I didn’t take it! B-)
The ultimate irony is that I spent a while today making this Bee hotel out of a piece of wood off a Christmas tree we found dumped at work. I hope to encourage some solitary bees, its funny that as I was making this there were Bees making a nest not 10ft from me!