How many eyes do bees have?

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    Bees have two, large eyes on the side of the head. They are actually very prominent if you look at a bee up close. However, they have a third less noticible eye. This is located at the top of the head and is actually three small eyes in a cluster. Each eye performs all the tasks a single eye would but face slightly different directions. Here is a diagram and a photograph to help:

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