Honey Bees

Challenge #7 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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This challenge is JUST about 'domesticated' honey bees, which live in hives and provide us with honey for our toast. One or more bees, as you please. NO bumble bees, carpenter bees, native bees.... no hover flies, wasps, flies, spiders etc etc. (They will all have their own challenge later.) The bee/bees must be outside, on flowers, leaves, flying around, or just doing what bees do; NOT under studio lights. Check Wikipedia for information about honey bees. SIZE DOES MATTER: See below!
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To bee or not to bee...
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Submitted: Saturday, 11th August, 2012 05:19 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 2nd July, 2006
Focal length: 105 mm
Shutter speed: -16667/1000000 sec
Aperture: F32
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