Bumblebee Photography 2022

Hello wonderful friends!

I’ve spent a few days outside watching these bugs and generally being at one with nature and I wanted to take you with me, so for this weeks post I’ve put together a little collection of bumble bee related photographs that I’ve taken this summer.

Bees have always been super special to me  – I try my hardest to take care of them and grow as many flowers as possible. They are so very clever and do so much good for our planet, that we really should be doing more to create spaces for them.

In a bid to do more for nature I decided to try and grow my own wildflower ‘meadow’ along the garden fence. I mixed all different seeds together and liberally sprinkled them into the trench – there were a lot of cornflowers (which are my favourite) that were multicoloured as well as nasturtiums, marigolds, californian poppies and various herbs like lavender, sage and rosemary.

As a lot of these plants are annuals I think I might try to strategically plant them next year as the corn flowers are so abundant that they’re cutting off the light to some of the smaller plants at the bottom.

The type of bee I’ve seen most often is the garden bumble bee – there were always four or five of them working along the flowers, but there were also red tailed bumble bees and honey bees all diligently collecting nectar.

Do you think different coloured corn flowers have different flavours?

I really love this image, everything about the bee is in focus and the details of its little wings are beautiful, especially as the background is very soft. 

It’s become my summer morning ritual watching the bees – there have been so many more insects this year. 

This is one of my favourites images of the summer as you can really see all of the little hairs – until I stared paying closer attention to the bees I had no idea they were so fluffy!

So that’s about it for this week…I really hope you enjoyed a little slice of nature! I’ve enjoyed photographing the bees so much this year, do you have a favourite picture? Thank you so much for reading this post and as always have a great weekend!

p.s the photos were taken with my Nikon camera.


4 thoughts on “Bumblebee Photography 2022

  1. Great post and photos. I love getting the opportunity to photograph bees (although sometimes you need to be super patient to get that 100% clear shot). As well as photography I love gardening. We’ve tried to make our garden as attractive to bees & other small wildlife as we can.

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    1. Thank you Ryan, bees do make great subjects- even if only 1 in 10 shots is in focus. I’m sure your garden is amazing…I hoping to make my new garden super bug and bird friendly (hopefully I’ll get some good photos in the summer!)

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