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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: March 2010
I am non-confrontational by nature. Just the thought of an argument or disagreement sends shivers down my spine. Raised voices and hostile utterances give me the heeby jeebies. In some aspects of my life it is to my benefit to … Continue reading
I was born a singer. I love to sing – in the shower, gardening in the yard, driving to work. It doesn’t matter when or where – I am singing. But, my husband has a saying: “God gave you the … Continue reading
There are a few foods that I am struggling to find the organic variety of. The first is grapes. I’m not talking fancy; just your classic, red, seedless globe grapes. These used to be a staple in our house and … Continue reading
If I had been a queen in ancient Greece, I would not have had people filling my wine glass or dropping delicious olives into my mouth. They would have been refilling bowls with ladle upon ladle of Thai peanut sauce. … Continue reading
I am beginning to think that this blog is kind of a constant stream of my mind’s thoughts, however random and recklessly strewn they may be. I was reviewing a blog post from February entitled Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Refuse and … Continue reading
Sometimes I get grand ideas, drive head first into them, work them over and enjoy the project, but then lose steam. I pitter out. And, you should see some of the projects and ideas I have tackled. They were amazing … Continue reading
This blog is plastered with the phrase CARBON FOOTPRINT and one of the primary goals of our family is to reduce our carbon footprint. But, what’s a carbon footprint? Your CARBON FOOTPRINT is a measurement of the impact that you … Continue reading
I hate change. I mean I REALLY hate change. I can’t emphasize that enough – I HATE CHANGE. Good change, bad change. Any change. I used to wrestle with butterflies in my stomach for weeks before my high school class … Continue reading
I like George Carlin. He makes me laugh, but sometimes I have to turn him off because the swearing and crudeness are too much. But, this little diddy that he wrote up made me laugh out loud. But, if I … Continue reading