At last I have finished and framed my bee piece. I added a few sections I hadn’t planned on, clouds and a little fly. I also used a wider variety of fabrics, some vintage and some from an old cashmere jumper. It took a while to get a frame that wasn’t to deep. I found Atlantis Arts the best place, though they aren’t varnished or painted.
I found it tricky to attach board, and ended up attaching it to wadding then mount board. If anyone has great tips on framing embroidery I’d love to here from you.