Whenever I am asked to list my hobbies anywhere I am always tempted to say "sneaking up on bees". They really are the most amazing little creatures. They're actually very calm if you are gentle and treat them with respect. They will let you get right up close to photograph them so long as you don't annoy them. The "bumbles" as I call them are a much moodier lot. They really prefer to be left alone and can get quite easily agitated, just by your presence. It's quite funny how grumpy a bumblebee can get but they're great characters. The gorgeous bees though are as sweet as their honey.