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How do bees see the invisible?

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“Flowers sure look pretty to us, but bees see them in a completely different light. Literally. Not only do they see the world through these compound eyes made of thousands of individual pixels, they see a world bathed in ultraviolet, way beyond what our eyes can see.”

How do bees find flowers? How do flowers find bees? How do they help each other? And what do flowers look like in ultraviolet light?

From It’s Okay to Be Smart and PBS Digital Studios, Dr. Joe Hanson explains mutualism and How Bees See the Invisible.

flower in sunlight
flower in ultraviolet
Related exploration: Dr Klaus Schmitt’s Photography of the Invisible World.

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