Those are great. I feel the pain lol. I used to chase bees when I had my old camera it was great for close ups of bugs. I would be bent over chasing bees from flower to flower before class. I would always get someone asking what in the heck am I doing lol. Testing how fast I can run while bent to the knees looking straight at the ground of course.
GREAT shots of our endangered pollinators!!! Most of the time while there is plenty to eat they won't sting, but as the summer ends they can get more agressive.
If you hit or squash one they will sting.
have you seen the giant wasp? They are huge!!
STILL! That is the key I learned as a child when I got stung repeatedly by a wasp. Scared to death of them as a child, I was. Now, I tell people to be still when a bee is flying around them, instead of bobbing and weaving and flailing. If course, if you're getting these great closeups, you already have a pretty good handle on that.