Amazing Facts about Honeybees
Bees have 5 eyes - two large compound eyes either side of its head and three ‘simple’ or ‘ocelli’ eyes on the top of its head. These simple eyes detect light (but not shapes), meaning that a bee can sense if it is being approached from above by a predator. The two compound eyes either side of its head are made up of many tiny lenses that each piece together a wider image of what the bee can see. They specialise in seeing patterns, which can help identify plant types and other bees.