I almost though this was an insect stuck in amber before I looked at it properly. Very fine detail here, frankly I wish I could do this sort of photography but have never got good at the really small stuff.
Oh, that's really upsetting. I sort of wish I had a zoom of 300 though, my telephoto is only an 18-250.
Thank you very much it's all about patience. And bees are actually quite calm, if you move slowly and quietly. That being said, I generally keep the camera between my hand and the bee... or the spider... or whatever. The main issue is that in such a small space, movement is much more exaggerated, which makes windy days a challenge I use a Canon 52mm macro, which can take standard pictures but is also good up to like 5mm away from the subject or some crazy shit like that.