John Muir



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Of the bees in the Shasta wilderness, Muir comments: ""They consider the lilies and roll into them, and, like lilies, they toil not, for they are impelled by sun-power, as water-wheels by water-power; and when the one has plenty of high-pressure water, the other plenty of sunshine, they hum and quiver alike."" Muir examines the merits of many bee-pastures throughout the state, and concludes that ""California, with her incomparable climate and flora, is still the best of all the bee-lands of the world.""


The Century Magazine, v. 24 (n.s., v. 2), July, 1882


pp. 388-396

Bee-Pastures of California In Two Parts.:-II''



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