A bee sunbathing

This bee is having the time of its life (Picture: @bee_nfluencer / SWNS.com)

A bee has become an influencer on Instagram, and yes, we are jealous that a bee has a cooler job than we do.

Environmentalist group Fondation de France have been sharing photos of a Bee called B on Instagram, which shows him living the life of luxury, posing for pictures in places all around the world.

The bee has amassed over 117,000 followers, with people clearly enjoying the snaps of the tiny insect doing big things.

But the Instagram account isn’t just for fun or humour, there’s actually a serious message behind it. Arty snaps, witty captions and Q&A sessions may make the page look just like that of a real-life Instagram star, but driven campaigners are the ones producing the content.

Companies can pay to have their products featured, with all fees going directly to helping secure the future of bees.

A bee swinging

He’s a social media superstar (Picture: @bee_nfluencer / SWNS.com)

The money will be used to pay for ‘the actions considered as the most fundamental and urgent in the protection of all species of bees’ – including vital research.

So the more followers the account has, the more successful it will be in saving the flying insects.

Friends of the Earth estimate that since 1900, the UK has lost 13 species of bee, and a further 35 are considered under threat of extinction.

Picture of the bee

Now that’s a proper influencer picture (Picture: @bee_nfluencer / SWNS.com)

Not only that, but none are protected by law, and cross Europe nearly 1 in 10 wild bee species face extinction.

That’s where little B and this major philanthropy network come in.

Created in 1969, the Fondation de France is the leading philanthropy network in its country, raising money for all sorts of different projects.

A bee in the tub

It’s a bee, just relaxing in the tub (Picture: @bee_nfluencer / SWNS.com)

A statement on their website reads: ‘It is often thought that the disappearance of bees only concerns bees. Far from it.

‘Bees are a fundamental pillar of our ecosystem, our food, and our global economic system. Protecting bees means protecting the planet, but also humankind.’

This is certainly a type of #sponcon we can get behind.

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