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The Sacred Bee is me, Kate Ferry, the author of this blog. I am a beekeeper in Custer, Washington. My family lives about 10 miles south of the Canadian border and right smack dab next to the Pacific Ocean, in beautiful Custer!
I am the wife of my husband, Jacob, and the mother to three children; my young daughters, Beckett and Camden, and our dog, Tucker, who is 11 years old.
Where's the name ‘Sacred Bee’ come from?
Honeybees are incredible insects. They are responsible for the pollination of over half of the food that makes it onto your table and the chief pollinators for many foods, including almonds and raspberries.
I became fascinated with honeybees while studying anthropology in college and learned more about these amazing creatures after taking an intense six-week course on beekeeping in Surrey, B.C., Canada.
My love and respect for the sacred bee has grown and intensified as I have watched my own two hives bear hundreds of pounds of honey, my garden flourish with the bees' pollination, and through the trials and tribulations of watching my girls (a.k.a. the honeybees) live and die.
Sacred Bee. Honoring the honeybee, one of nature’s gardeners, and practicing beekeeping in Whatcom County, Washington.
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Monthly Archives: January 2010
Bennett Farms is a local farm in Everson, Washington that sells beef to customers directly (big plus!) and also to local retail stores in the county. The farm is located smack dab between Lynden and Everson and is a quick … Continue reading
I was thinking about my last post on Oregon Tilth and I realized I overlooked the most basic information. I gave you the details on the organization and what they do, but I neglected to give the definition of TILTH. … Continue reading
As I have been starting to hone in on my organic radar and picking up anything that says organic on it, I have started to notice a message on A LOT of these products. They are branded “Certified Organic by … Continue reading
This past week while Jacob and I were on a shopping date, I caught him holding a roll of toilet paper from the Seventh Generation and reading the label very carefully. Seventh Generation is a company that I have … Continue reading
If you have been following the blog, you know that Jacob (my husband) and I have been having date nights and spending hour upon hour doing research at the local grocery stores. I don’t have the time to tell you … Continue reading
Yo – you, organic! Where are you?! I hear your name, but I don’t see your face. And, you seem to be “the” fad, but you certainly aren’t flooding the airwaves and becoming a mind-numbing nuisance, so where are you!? … Continue reading
It’s like I have been looking around in a dark cave for that light and I will get glimpses here and there, but nothing that I can run for. But, I now have had my “AHAH!” moment. This website is … Continue reading
Sing with me: These are a few of my favorite things – As I work on this project, I am finding some absolutely wonderful products that I think others might be interested in. Each of them has the perfect combination … Continue reading
A little piece of advice: when you decide to start eating healthier, locally, etc… – DO NOT look in your cupboards. I have never been one to meticulously read the labels on food containers, but after I had my daughter, … Continue reading