Bees can see color in their compound eyes. Each compound eye is divided into 6900 facets – these form individual small eyes called ommatidia. Every ommatidium is equipped with eight light-sensing cells.
When a bee flies up to a beehive, they are often painted white – a color they struggle to see. You can help the bees identify their unique hive. Paint stripes in blue, black, and various other bright colors on the front of the hive.