Bees trying to count âlike humansâ Early in February, we discovered that bees are capable of adding up and subtracting, in other words they can perform mathematical operations. Bees can be trained to recognize human faces, so long as the insects are tricked into thinking that the faces are oddly shaped flowers, new research shows. Itâs just that you donât always know what that reason might be. Not a huge range past what we can see. The way humans see the world is not the same as how other species on the planet see things. For more experimental uses of insects, see the Cockroach-controlled mobile robot and Bees may be keys to cooperative robots. They also tend to be drawn to symmetry , so there is some chance that a combination of beesâ preferred colors and symmetrical patterns could attract them to you. Read more about how Honey bees recognize people . A honeybee will never sting a person (or a beast) without a reason. They can see in the near ultraviolet. Although honey bees perceive a fairly broad color range, they do not perceive them like humans do. I also know that one cannot get a sun tan through the window because much of the ultraviolet light is taken out by the glass. A Study performed by Adrian Dyer, Martin Giurfa, and Aurore Avarguès-Weber, published in the Journal of Experimental Biology in 2010 , indicated bees were capable of recognising face-like patterns. However, there can other perceptions that show reality differently. âTo the bees the faces were spatial patterns (or strange looking flowers),â he added. They can see: yellow, blue-green, blue, violet, ultraviolet, and also a color known as âbeeâs purple,â a mixture of yellow and ultraviolet, but not red. "You see things in humans which you might attribute to having complex, mammalian brain, but until you go and test it in bees, you can't exclude the fact that a simple brain can do it." However, there is evidence to suggest that bees can recognise human faces in general, or more specifically, the composition of a human face. You use the term âattack,â which is not 100% clear. Thereâs a saying that âperception is realityââmeaning how we see things is how we believe them to be. The bees probably donât understand what a human face is, Dyer said in an email. Bees can see colors in the spectrum ranging from ultraviolet to orange and have been noticed to prefer purple, blue and yellow flowers. A little bit further than humans and most mammals.  An experiment carried out by a Franco-Australian team allowed us to observe this ability. It is my understanding that bees see the ultraviolet end of spectrum just like any other colour. Bees and wasps can recognise people's faces â despite having less than one million brain cells, compared to 86,000 million brain cells that make up a human brain.