One of my favourite things about the internet is how it allows people of fervent, mutual interests, to connect, all the way across the globe.
Where once you might have been a lonely apiarist, these days you could find other bee-keeping friends anywhere else in the world.
Needless to say, these interest sites are of use to writers too. Communities like these allow writers to research, and find expertise, easily. The internet is great for stuff like this.
Anyway I found this whole set of photos on Flickr, categorising a hundred or more different types of bee. It's so interesting. Link here: check it out.