Fact #822: Some flowers have nectar markings that are only visible in the ultraviolet spectrum. Bees take advantage of this and can see in the UV spectrum.

Bee visible spectrum:

Flower with nectar markings in UV light:

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nectar_guide

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