Beekeeping, Gardening and Quilting in Eastern Wake County, North Carolina

Thursday, April 16, 2009

To Be a Bee

Q: How many eyes does a honeybee have?

A: Five: two compound eyes, whose thousands of hexagonal facets, or lenses, make them excellent for detecting motion, and three simple eyes, or "ocelli," which are located above the compound eyes. Ocelli can detect changes in light intensity.

To Be a Bee from The Old Farmer's Almanac 2009 Gardening Calendar April