Honeybees possess five eyes comprised of two distinct types, simple and compound. The simple eyes detect only light, darkness, and movement and look like three little black beads across the bee's forehead. The helmet-like compound eyes of this fuzzy creature are comprised of thousands of minute, hexagonal facets and resemble a honeycomb. Each facet is a lens that reaches down to the retina. This construction gives the bee a mosaic view of the world that is revealed in a multiplicity of tiny images.