Saturday, May 1, 2010

Bee Part of It!

The BBC in the UK is about to launch a project called Bee Part Of It, to help raise awareness of the plight of the UK bees and encourage people to help through education and the planting of 40,000 new bee-friendly spaces.

They're working with the National Trust, The Wildlife Trusts, various bee organizations and the project is supported by the award winning BBC2 television wildlife series Springwatch.

One of the things they're doing to help people engage is to run a Bee Part Of It group on Flickr to help aggregate bee collections from across Flickr and encourage people to submit new work to showcase these amazing insects where they live.

I've already agreed to help with the project in any way that I can, and I encourage you all to do the same!


The Black Rabbit said...

Dear John.
Stumbled across your blog whilst trawling the web to see if I could find any of my favourite bees - the masons!
What a blog (and what a set of photos!) you have!
I used to take macro photos with a compact camera (FZ50) and a £25 clip-on raynox filter, but last year moved into the "proper world" of DSLRs, with a 40D.
It was suggested to me that I could only really better my macro photos with an extreme lens for my 40D, like the MPE65. I haven't bought one yet, because I am trying other photography styles (other than macro!).
Your photographs are sublime (as are the bees of course!) and its a real pleasure to look through your blog.
I hope you don't mind, but I'd like to add your site as a link from my black rabbit blog which I've just started.
I'm also on flickr too ( and will check your flickr stream out if I may.
Many thanks for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

You have some nice shots. I liked this post.