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BEE MOUNTAIN (Brewster County). Bee Mountain is four miles northeast of Castolon in Big Bend National Park, southern Brewster County (at 29°11' N, 103°29' W). It rises to an elevation of 3,310 feet above sea level. The vegetation in the area is characteristic of Chihuahuan Desert scrub, which includes various semisucculents such as lechuguilla, sotol, and yucca, and arid-habitat shrubs such as creosote bush and ocotillo. Numerous bee hives could once be found in the rocky crevices and pockets on the mountain's sides.


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

"BEE MOUNTAIN (BREWSTER COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.