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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: September 2010
My eyes tend to be much larger than the relatively non-existent time frame I have to work with when it comes to reading. The only allotted smidge of time for one of my dearest hobbies falls somewhere between the last … Continue reading
Road trips are one of the best getaways out there. And, I have learned to appreciate them even more as Beckett morphs through the stages of toddlerhood. I know one thing for sure: Jacob and I can handle the pitch … Continue reading
Disclaimer: If you are here for just the honeybees or the carbon footprint update, skip this post. It’s all about an adorable little girl, a crazy birthday party and a whole lot of fun. And, since this post quickly surpassed … Continue reading
I prefer to think of corny as a relative term. I tend to overindulge in things like tinsel at Christmastime and the house is decorated in a garish combination of red, white and blue for my birthday (yes, the 4th … Continue reading
There is a good mantra to live by: reduce, reuse, recycle and refuse, but the actual living of it is not nearly as easy as saying it aloud. The reuse addendum is particularly sticky because of the apparently limited number … Continue reading
The winner of ONE Bath & Body “Squeaky Clean” Shampoo Bar is…. Drum roll, please… JENNY Congratulations!
I am slacking. Well, maybe not slacking so much as juggling. The bean bags of life have been sky high the last few weeks and I am struggling to keep them all in the air. The dedication to this project … Continue reading
I do love it when people forward me information that pertains to this blog and beekeeping. Beekeeping is becoming a hot trend and NPR (National Public Radio) is getting in on it, too. Enjoy the link! Healing Honey And The … Continue reading
And, the winner of the Happy Green Bee Organic clothing drawing is… No, drum roll needed – there was only one entry – BETHANY! Congratulations! Please email me by Tuesday, September 14th at 8:00pm(PST) with your address, phone # and … Continue reading