In my RV park in Sidney, BC, right outside the window where I sit doing my writing is a large California Lilac.
It’s in full bloom right now and the bumble bees are loving it.
At certain times of the day the whole bush is alive with the buzzing of happy bees gathering their pollen.
I took the opportunity to get in close with my Canon 500D close-up filter which I put on the end of my 70-300mm lens. That lens has a minimum focussing distance of about 5 feet. With the close-up filter on it, I can focus on subjects that are about 1 foot away from the end of my lens.
This is the method I use for macro photography since I only have to carry the filter and not an additional lens in order to make macro images.
This is another way that I keep my camera gear down to only what I am capable of carrying: my tripod, my camera, three lenses, and an assortment of filters.
Sometimes I will rent a lens for a special occasion, but otherwise I make do with what I have.