Several weeks ago Jeff Ollerton posted a photo of himself with a bee. I smiled and went on my way. Then yesterday as I was mucking about in the back yard I noticed several bees busying themselves with matters of survival. Curiosity got the better of me. How hard could it be? I did manage to capture a couple pics with both a bee and something resembling me.
So now I’m a copycat. As I recall, curiosity killed the cat. And the “how hard could it bee?” angle? Obviously not hard enough.
Another observation just occurred to me… there was another copycat brave enough to post his own selfie with pollinator. Both of the linked examples are Brits, and middle aged white men if I may be so rude. The only demographic I might offer as different, a North American perspective. Apparently our bees would rather not be outdone by European ones.