The Sun is the bee compass

Bees use the position of the sun to adjust its compass and to return safely to the hive without entering any adjacent hives by mistake. The eyes of the bees are also sensitive to the ultraviolet light, which penetrates even the thickest clouds, so the bees are able to "see" the sun, even when the weather is cloudy. It is for this reason that the bees return almost completely to the hive before sunset, because it loses its compass without the sun, and on the next sunrise, they fly back to work with full energy.

Leave a comment