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The Jeffersonian cyclopedia;

a comprehensive collection of the views of Thomas Jefferson classified and arranged in alphabetical order under nine thousand titles relating to government, politics, law, education, political economy, finance, science, art, literature, religious freedom, morals, etc.;

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795. BEE, The Honey.—[continued].
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795. BEE, The Honey.—[continued].

How far northwardly have these insects been found? That they
are unknown in Lapland, I infer from Scheffer's
information, that the Laplanders eat the
pine bark, prepared in a certain way, instead
of those things sweetened with sugar. * * * Certainly if they had honey, it would be a better
substitute for sugar than any preparation of
the pine bark. Kalm tells us the honey-bee
cannot live through the winter in Canada. They
furnish then an additional remarkable fact, first
observed by the Count de Buffon, and which
has thrown such a blaze of light on the field
of natural history, that no animals are found in
both continents, but those which are able to
bear the cold of those regions where they probably
Notes on Virginia. Washington ed. viii, 320. Ford ed., iii, 176.