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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: August 2010
The publishing of the following post may seem ironic to those of you who read my latest bemoaning entitled “A breaking heart”. A few weeks ago, I introduced myself on a popular blog called, Keeper of the Home, and did … Continue reading
I shamefully admit that I have an awful weakness for intense chocolate, anything honeybee and little girl’s clothing. I painstakingly peruse the aisles of the consignment store looking, searching, pleading for unique items that capture Beckett’s uniqueness and personality and … Continue reading
Well, two years ago yesterday I gave birth to the most beautiful, free-spirited, fun-loving, adorable little girl and yesterday was a celebration of sorts; a rup-roariously-fun Dr. Seuss birthday party (more on that later!). So, needless to say, the drawing … Continue reading
It is with great trepidation that I write this post and confide in you, my loyal readers. This blog is primarily a place to talk about my family’s project and our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint. But, inevitably the … Continue reading
“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” ~Greek Proverb
The first four months of my pregnancy with Beckett were spent battling a terrible aversion to any sort of smell. The smell of raw chicken (did you even know raw chicken HAD a smell?!) made me lightheaded and queasy. Any … Continue reading
Books are a big part of our house. And, a constant source of entertainment and bonding time. One of Beckett’s greatest joys is sitting down with a new book from the library and thumbing through the pages. I recently found … Continue reading
I like my house. I really like the people who live here. But, truth be told, it’s cramped. And, it seems to be getting more snug and cozy the older Beckett gets. The baby gear is gone, but the mayhem … Continue reading
Well, the Ferry Family decided to take a last minute weekend road trip and packed up on Friday… so, the drawing for the Sprig Toys Sand Truck got put on a back burner until today. More on the road trip … Continue reading