Entomologists are studying the reasons behind an enormous bee die off happening across the country. They call it Colony Collapse Disorder, and if they cannot find a solution the 80% of fruits and vegetables that require pollination may not make it to market. The cause appears to be related to diseases from pesticides, but no one is certain.

Hi, my name’s Chris. I live in the beautiful county of Monmouthshire.
When I was 10 I was given a Brownie 110 for a school trip – not a single shot came out! But ….. the photography bug was born.
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  • Bonnie Pelton
    Bonnie Peltonover 5 years ago

    Great close up!

  • Thanks Bonnie – I really enjoyed shooting this one

    – missmoneypenny

  • Mia1
    Mia1over 5 years ago

    very cool shot. Aren’t we brave. :o)

  • Lol. Not really. I did a photoshoot with a local beekeeper for an exhibition – I was fully protected with special clothing. At one point, I could hardly see what I was shooting because the mask was covered in bees, lol, and wearing thick gloves made it very difficult using the camera but I loved every minute of it.

    – missmoneypenny

  • artist4peace
    artist4peaceover 5 years ago


  • Thank you – and many thanks for the fave !

    – missmoneypenny

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyover 5 years ago

    wonderful shot .. its very sad about the bees and if they dont find a solution we are in big trouble

  • So true – it’s very worrying

    – missmoneypenny

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago

    fabulous ;

  • Thanks Scott :O)

    – missmoneypenny

  • sendao
    sendaoover 5 years ago

    wonderful shot .. !

  • Many thanks for your comment

    – missmoneypenny

  • MaeBelle
    MaeBelleover 5 years ago

    Great shot of the honey comb and bees,,Chris, :o)) Yep, I believe the pestisides have a lot to do with the decline of bees and other useful insects..God Bless,Mae

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyover 5 years ago

    I just hope it’s not too late. Thanks for your comment Mae

  • mariarty
    mariartyover 5 years ago

    Excellent capture Chris, especially with the protective gloves on. Hope a solution to the decline is found soon.
    Everything in nature has a purpose and the decline of any species be it flora or fauna has a knock on effect on so many things.

  • So true Marie. I’m happy to say that I saw 3 honey bees in my garden today – not many I know but it’s only April so it’s early yet, hopefully there will be lots more to come :O)

    – missmoneypenny

  • Johan  Nijenhuis
    Johan Nijenhuisover 5 years ago


  • Hi Johan – thank you so much for making this a favourite – I am really pleased that you like it :O)

    – missmoneypenny

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