What better antidote to a fairly relentless schedule of corporate portraiture than a trip to the country to spend a day with someone who really knows what they’re talking about. Dave Goulson is Professor of Biology at the University of Sussex, one of Britain’s foremost experts on bees and has just published a book on making your garden bee friendly. He gave me a tour of his wonderful garden, a pleasing mixture of managed and wild areas with a large fruit cage and even larger state of the art greenhouse, pointing out the various different bee species visiting the flowers that he had planted to attract them and the “bee hotels” he had made to give them somewhere to live. I then had to work out, as someone who is not known as a wildlife photographer, how to photograph the bees, which was an interesting challenge - they move rather more quickly than I was expecting….

The full story is in this month’s BBC Wildlife magazine, out today.