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who’s the sacred bee?
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: February 2010
You ever hear a song that you can hum along to whenever it comes on the radio, but don’t actually know the words? Then when you start to listen to the words, you begin to understand the story that is … Continue reading
Since beginning this blog and the Ferry family’s 2010 transformation, I have become a label fanatic and I diligently read everything. It is amazing what you can find hidden in the fine print. And, it’s disheartening to find out how … Continue reading
Yes, you are reading the title of this blog correctly. The research is FINALLY complete. After many date nights that wouldn’t have been possible without wonderfully, qualified (and, free!) sitters; my mom, Virginia, my sister, Jess and even the neighbor … Continue reading
Well, I like to think of myself as blond, but in all honesty, my hair color tends to be more of a dark, dishwater-blond. Don’t you love that term? You know nothing makes a girl feel prettier than having hair … Continue reading
A little while ago I wrote a blog post on the changes that we have made to our waste disposal in the Ferry household. All of these choices focus on keeping waste out of the landfill that can be used, … Continue reading
I feel like my latest blog posts have touched on compost and tried to share with you how amazing composting is to get rid of green waste and how beneficial this “black gold” is to your garden. But, I haven’t … Continue reading
If you know me or you have read my “about” page on this blog, you will know that I have two children; a 17-month old daughter named Beckett and a 10-year old German Shepherd mix named Tucker. Both of them … Continue reading
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Refuse…huh!? Yep, you did read it correctly. The classic three R mantra has a little something added to it. In my last blog, I mentioned the lengths that my dad has gone to with recycling. In … Continue reading