posted on Jul, 5 2004 @ 10:50 PM
If bees saw things the same way that we did I would have to assume that you are right about the still water. But, because bees use a compound eye that
is made up of thousands of little units that work together to form thier five eyes, everything they see is equivelent to our slow motion. Bees can
see a flower sway in gentle wind. Bees can see uv-a, and uv-b light which is invisible to us, and they also have a tracking system that alows them to
always know the suns position. I would say there might have been an influx of uv rays that were magnified by the water and could have somehow
confused thier sense of direction. The other option would be that because bees see red as black, if there was some reason why the water was tinted
red, they might not have seen it at all. Have any red dust on your cars or front porches?