I am, by nature, a very impatient person. But I can feel what it must be like to BE patient when I'm working on getting a good shot. I don't even notice time passing (if my subject isn't a person) I'll sit for an hour next to a jade plant and wait for the bees to get used to me. I'll sit long enough to see a Ladybug, and even a Fly!
When you are truly in the "zone" you won't have to be patient. You will just BE. (with the Bees!)