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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: January 2011
I’m back at it. Ruffling the feathers. Squeaking the wheel. And, rousing the rebels. We’ll see… Costco Wholesale P.O. Box 34331 Seattle, WA 98124 January 20, 2011 To Whom It May Concern: This letter is in regards to two products … Continue reading
It’s no secret that honeybees hold a special place in my heart. Their complexities never cease to amaze me. I am fascinated by their social behavior and their industriously admirable work ethic. And, their hive is a veritable medicine cabinet … Continue reading
The winner of the Kidishes Tempered-Glass Dish Set is… Drum roll, please… MICHELE PINEDA Congratulations! Please email me your full name and address by Saturday, January 29th at 8:00 am PST.
Four years ago, Jacob and I took a three-week road trip to visit eight major league baseball stadiums on the west coast. It was a whirlwind of stuffy cramped planes, crazy-hot desert car rides, one tourist stop after another and … Continue reading
It seems like the measuring point for all events is either Beckett’s birth in August 2008 or the last Christmas – almost like B.C. and A.D. – but in this case it’s “After Beckett”, “Before Beckett” and “Before or After … Continue reading
Sleep is a hidden blessing with children. Some days it’s the blissfully quiet naptimes that get you through. They are your lifeline. I am blessed to have a child that sleeps hard and long. Naps range from two to three … Continue reading
We have breaking news here at the Ferry household. No – no pregnancy. No – no more freelance jobs to speak of. No – no new jobs. We have successful POTTY TRAINAGE! Miss Beckett has officially moved on to big … Continue reading
Good ol’ January. The month of reflection. And, here I am talking about a bit of input. Not a whole new year, so a whole new you kind of transformation, but a one-on-one with my readers. I’ve got the project, … Continue reading
About this time last year, the family took a road trip down to Portland to visit my bestie, Riccanne. It was a much-needed weekend getaway and a time to indulge ourselves in the yumminess of the area. And, eat we … Continue reading
The winner of the giveaway for an uber-cool Ecofan by Caframo is… Drum roll, please… DANIELLE Congratulations! Email me your full name, address and phone # by Monday, January 17th at 8:00pm PST.