04 February 2000
Vol 287, Issue 5454

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COVER Honeybees that have flown a few meters in a patterned tunnel falsely perceive that they have traveled several hundreds of meters. Experiments that recorded the dances of bees trained to fly through such a tunnel demonstrate that the bee's "odometer" is visually driven and provide a way of calibrating it. See page 851 [Illustration: Marco Kleinhenz]