May 10, 2013

Bees see UV light

Bee vision is incredible. Up close, their vision is equal to a human’s in focal ability, but they can see in ultraviolet, meaning that their image of the world is vastly different than ours. Bees see lines called honey guides on flower petals. The lines show up only in ultra violet (UV) light. They guide the bee to the honey in the centre of the flower. (Adapted from ‘World of Science’)