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ANIMALS by KRISS on 05 october 2015

I have always been fascinated by bees, first because I love honey and I have tasted so many of them, and also because I have always feared them in a respectful way.

I got stung a few times as a kid and even if less often than wasps, which I despise a lot, enough to make me respect the little insect that died stinging me.

I have learned since that bees rarely attack if they don’t feel threatened (some say the same applies to wasps but I reckon they are just cruel sadist psycho animals) except for african bees but I never came across these ones so far.

Most of the time I enjoy watching bees working because they actually don’t give a damn about you and you can really take your time and get their magnificent bee selves easy peasy.

My favorite lens to do that is a macro of course and the 105mm macro Nikkor is a good enough lens for that purpose.

I used to live in an area where bees were used a lot for many different honeys and I went through fields of lavender crowded with bees many times without anything wrong happening to me.

The secret lies in a few tips :

Don’t wear any perfume, deodorant, aftershave, bees don’t like strong smells other than the ones they are made to recognize and collect pollen from.

Don’t be loud, they are sensitive to noise and will feel threatened if you start shouting close to working bees.

Don’t run or move fast, just act normally, mind your own business, you will see that bees will mind their own business too !

HONEY BEES

HONEY BEES

HONEY BEES

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