John Muir



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"The Shasta woods are full of wild bees, and their honey is exactly delicious. At least such was the quality of my sample, and no wonder, inasmuch as it was in great part derived from the nectal bells of a huckleberry bog by bees that were let alone to follow their own sweet ways." After relating the beauty of the region, Muir issues an invitation to "Come all who need rest and light, bending and breaking with overwork, leave your profits and losses and metallic dividends and come a beeing .... Follow the bees and be showered with blossoms; take a baptism and a honey-bath and get some sweetness into your lives."


San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin


p.2, col. 5

Shasta Bees. A Honeyful Region - The Bee Lands - A Summer Paradise. (From Our Special Correspondent.) Sisson's Station near Mt. Shasta, December 17, 1874.



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