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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: March 2011
On Monday, I shared some wonderfully joyous news with you. And, now it’s Wednesday and I get to share some more good news. Really good news. I told you it was gonna be a guh-ood week! January 1, 2010 was … Continue reading
It’s Monday, and minus the toddler who is still sleeping at 9:30am with a terrible cold – it’s gonna be a good week. A guh-ood week. We have some wonderful news to share with all of you…. We are expecting … Continue reading
Well, the word on the street is that one of the keys to getting your blog to grow is doing guest posts. My first official guest post is on one of my favorite blogs – NoodleKnobs. It’s the collaboration of … Continue reading
People laugh it up when it comes to the seemingly endless drizzle and drear of Washington, but our long, hard days are rewarded ten-fold with the bounty and glory of spring and summer. There are very few places where you … Continue reading
The winner of the GrabGreen Dishwashing Detergent tabs giveaway is… Drum roll, please… EILEEN MARTIN Congratulations! Please email me your full name, address and scent of choice from GrabGreen’s detergents by Sunday, March 26th at 8:00pm PST.
Our car has become an extension of our kitchen. It’s stocked with every imaginable snack, a handful of juice boxes and even a few extra water bottles. This stockpile is the result of one of the lessons I learned very … Continue reading
Before I begin – let me preface this post with the following statement: WE LOVE CHEESE! I mean WE LUH-OVE CHEESE!!!!! We take tours of cheese places. We always have at least two or three varieties in our fridge. Our … Continue reading
The two winners for the Earth Enzymes Drain Opener giveaway from Earth Friendly Products are… Drum roll, please… LILY KWAN WENDY FANELLO Congratulations! Please email me your full name and address by Sunday, March 20th at 8:00 PST.
Some bits and pieces… The elusive organic orange juice that Costco took off its shelves is back! Well, sort of. Same juice. Same company. Different label (it’s now KIRKLAND Brand). Same price. Different packaging (single plastic gallon jugs instead of … Continue reading
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” ~Dr. Seuss from The Lorax