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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: June 2010
Children change your life. Every aspect. Every movement. Every breath you take. It is all changed. Our daughter, Beckett, was born in August 2008 and flipped our world upside down. Priorities shifted. Lifestyles were altered. Blessings were magnified. Her birth … Continue reading
A few years ago, the Ferry family jumped on the “reusable grocery bag bandwagon” and purchased oodles of the 99-cent fads from our local grocery stores. If they were available at any checkstand, they somehow migrated directly into our my … Continue reading
The winner of the Nature’s Path: Delivering the Goods breakfast variety pack is… Drum roll, please… WENDY FANELLO Congratulations!!!
Gifts, gifts, gifts – ooooo! – I love gifts. I love giving gifts. I love getting gifts. I LOVE GIFTS! While it might be more eco-conscious to abstain from gift giving all together and stop the consumer cycle in its … Continue reading
I was recently checking in on a favorite blog of mine, Whatcom Locavore, and I found this dandy link. It is a map that allows you to select the foods that you want in Northwest Washington and…VOILA! the farms that … Continue reading
Here is the official disclaimer for what you are about to read. If you feel uncomfortable talking about feminine hygiene or menstrual cycles, then you should probably stop reading. If you are a male and refer to women’s periods with … Continue reading
And, the winner of the Nalgene Stainless Steel Backpacker is… Drum roll, please… STEPH Congratulations!
A few weeks ago I put out the invitation to turn this blog into a sounding board. I wanted it to be a place to ask questions, get more details and tell me what you want to see here. I … Continue reading
Each day a portion of my waking hours are filled with a sweet, blissful time known as “Beckett’s Asleep”. It’s my chance to get those chores done around the house that are best accomplished minus the help of toddler questions … Continue reading
A few months ago a delicious local product made it onto my “Favorite Things” list. One of the staples in our pantry is the Gorilla Munch cereal by Envirokids. It’s a slightly sweetened crunchy corn cereal that bears the distinction … Continue reading