Bee Factoids

Did you know

The brain of a worker honey bee is about a cubic millimeter but has the densest neuropile (neuron network) tissue of any animal.

Honey bees fly at 15 miles per hour.

Bees have five eyes.

The small simple eyes called ocelli. They read light intensity.

The bees 2 large eyes are called compound. About 6,900 facets each sees a section of the picture it is looking at. Highly sensitive to movement, they sense movements that are separated by 1/300th of a second. So If a bee went to see a ovie, it wouldsee each individual movie frame being projected.

While bees cannot recognize the color red, they do see ultraviolet colors.

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