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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: May 2010
I am about to let you in on a deep, dark secret. Shhh…. One of my greatest hopes for my family is to become self-sufficient and live partially “off the grid”. I say this with cautious trepidation, because my husband’s … Continue reading
Heading down to Seattle anytime soon? Need a fix of a farmer’s market? Well, look no further than Pike’s Place Market. The every popular, uber-cool outdoor market has started their “Farm Days” campaign for summer. “Farm Days” run on Wednesday, … Continue reading
For the past four weeks I have been thinking about whether or not I should write about the ginormous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. I was initially inclined to keep my mouth shut and not say anything. I … Continue reading
There is a time honored phrase: “My floor is so clean you can eat off of it.” But, I am now preaching a new phrase: “My floor smells so good you’ll want to eat off of it.” Most of you … Continue reading
And, the winner of the Rockin’ Green Detergent is… Drum roll, please… AMANDA FORGIT Congratulations! You must contact me within 72 hours, by Tuesday, May 25th at 8:00pm, or a new name with be drawn.
Music is in my blood. It is my muse and my inspiration. It is on when I drive and when I clean the house. It runs through my head in a constant reel of flashbacks and random melodies. Beckett and … Continue reading
One of my favorite hobbies is reading. I enjoy the quiet solitude that diving into a book gives you and the way that you become part of the world inside those pages. My particular genre of choice is non-fiction, but … Continue reading
I recently wrote about the ten-day interval for checking beehives. In an attempt to avoid a long-winded, rambling, lose-my-readers kind of post, I didn’t cover all the details for WHY ten-day checks are key and what exactly the beekeeper is … Continue reading
A few weeks ago a good friend of mine sent me a health and welfare check (as my mom calls it). The note was filled with praise for the blog and the project that we are tackling, but it was … Continue reading
I am blessed to have a husband that doesn’t smell. Even after a hard day toiling with a shovel in the yard or working on a job site covered in debris and dust, he still smells good. Before switching Beckett … Continue reading