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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: July 2010
Organization is something that I hold to an extremely high standard. I am an anti-clutter freakazoid and our house maintains a beyond normal level of cleanliness and order. Jacob reluctantly jumped on the bandwagon when we got married and Beckett … Continue reading
And, the THREE (!!!) winners of the Honeybee Habitat Garden by Potting Shed Creations are: Drum roll, please… ANARIA JENNIFER M. JENNY Please contact me within the next 72 hours with your mailing addresses!
A guest post by me (!!!) on “Keeper of the Home”. It appears that the response has been wonderful over the last 24 hours! http://www.keeperofthehome.org/2010/07/beekeeping-a-matter-of-the-heart.html
The beginning of this gardening seasoning was set with high hopes. The plan was perfection. The execution of said plan was nearly spot on. But, even the greatest of ideals will falter. So, here I stand in July surveying the … Continue reading
Houseguests are like winter storms. They are nice at the beginning and have a wonderfully cozy kind of homeliness. It feels good to hunker down in front of the fire with a hot cup of cocoa. And, the gray skies … Continue reading
And, the winner of the three toys from ImagiPLAY is… Drum roll, please… ANGELA BRADISH Congratulations!
I need a little advice – well, a lot actually – otherwise I wouldn’t be doing a mass shout out to y’all. I am really trying to get all my ducks in a row and figure out how to work … Continue reading
This is one of those posts where I feel I am sticking my neck out there and asking “do you really care?!”. Do you really care what the Ferry family is doing? Do you really want a glimpse into our … Continue reading
The cutest beekeeper… ever.
I am a notoriously pathetic catalog shopper. I have been known to park myself down on the couch with a stack next to me and waste the hours away poring over the what’s what of gift ideas and superfluous purchases. … Continue reading