Re: bee photography
I found when using the Elphs that I did better to shoot in rapid fire mode...this allowed me to capture several moments within some dynamic thing that was going on (like a bee cleaning it's tongue) rather than trying to take the one frame I wanted. For macro work, it also allows you to move the camera towards and away from the subject to compensate for the lack of fine foucsing ability.
Sometimes the lights all shining on me
Other times I can barely see. -The Grateful Dead