We also went round the very interesting and informative exhibition about Urban Bees.
The exhibition also looks at insects, such as hoverflies, that mimic bees and also looks at insect pollination of plants in general.
I was slightly disappointed that,despite a sign inviting visitors to don 'bee bibs' and pretend to be a bee, that option didn't seem to be available. Or maybe that only applies to the special children's tours of the exhibition.
I really liked this sign at the foot of the model bee:
I wonder if the organisers had had problems earlier with people trying to dismantle the bee?
Urban Bees is part of the European Union Life Urban Bees Project. It will be on display at the Edinburgh Botanic Gardens until Sunday 7 June.