Quite honestly, I'm surprised I've not been stung yet. I love taking photos of bees but man they are hard to catch. I have to get up real close with my little smart phone and almost shove the lens up their stingers to get a shot. I guess it wouldn't be so bad if I didn't do this so often in some stranger's garden. One day I'm going to get stung or arrested, not sure which.
This was taken Sept 2014 in the David Balfour Park, Toronto:
I love it when a photo comes out just right. It took a lot of patience to snag this shot, but well worth it.