Choice of Lens, Drive Mode, Shutter Speed and Aperture are few of the key settings to keep in mind while photographing bees.
Tutorials and Techniques of Photography
Bird Watching as a Beginner - As a beginner you can start by observing the birds around you. There are various tools and techniques to help you in getting better over a period of time.
A shutter speed of 1/2500 or higher is highly recommended in bird photography. This is specially true for birds in flight or in action