I was admiring my out-of-control Golden dewdrop (Duranta ecrecta), currently a tower of blue flowers looming over the garden gate. Naturally, there’s a mob of bees working the tree, so I thought I’d snap off a few pictures with my phone.
I took a total of eight photos, and even though there were bees everywhere, this is the only photo I got of one, and it’s not even a bee.
It’s just a Drone fly (Eristalis tenax) wearing a bee suit.
Bees are tricky when they don’t want to be photographed.