Come look into what colors bees see and the colors that attract them, it can be a helpful knowledge in the effort to draw them towards beehives. Have you ever wondered how differently other living things see the exact same colors we do? Let’s take bees for example, they have a very limited ability to see and distinguish between different colors.
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We as humans see colors in set ways, unless you have one of several disorders that affect your perception of colors. Bees do not see the same colors as we do. This knowledge would be very important to know if you were say, a beekeeper. It could be a potential issue if you were looking to paint the exterior of all your hives and you selected the wrong color.
This article is filled with tons of valuable information that can be used by anyone who is currently in the beekeeping business or possibly considering starting their own colony of bees. The article explains in easy to understand terms how differently bees see color and what would be the best colors and those that you should avoid.
(Courtesy of West Mountain Apiary (CLICK HERE) where a very good write-up about color can be found)
Orange Yellow – Green (darker perhaps than yellow)
Blue Blue plus Ultraviolet blue
Violet Blue plus Ultraviolet