One of the women 007s in my lesbian thrillers—THE GIRL WHO FELL by Raechel Sands—Blanka, has her own bee hives and makes her own honey. She also loves the white-tailed bumble bee (Bombus lucorum) and here is my snap of one of ‘the girls’ eating up all the nectar from a foxglove in my garden. The foxglove is my favourite flower! and who doesn’t love bees?! Bombus lucorum is one of the UKs 24 species of bumble bee and, like all bees, is under threat because of the environmental emergency.