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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: April 2011
The winners of the SimplyFido and Pet Naturals of Vermont Giveaway are… Drum roll, please… LILY KWAN KATHY JANSEN DEBBIE M. Congratulations! Please email me your full name and address by Sunday, May 1st at 8:00pm PST. Advertisements
This week has been a good week. On Tuesday, I hit the gym for the first time in 14 weeks (yes, that time frame coincides with exactly when my first trimester blues hit me full force). I forgot how wonderful … Continue reading
The way that my work schedule lays out makes me a two half-lunch kind of person. Beckett and I are out of the house by 6:50am which that means breakfast for me is usually before 6:30am. Because of the way … Continue reading
The winner of the giveaway for a pair of shoes and t-shirt from soleRebels is… Drum roll, please… DEBBIE M. Congratulations! Please email me your full name, address, shirt size AND shoe choice/size by Thursday, April 28th at 8:00pm PST. … Continue reading
Oh goodness, Beckett is growing up too fast. This past week, she decided that Jacob is no longer “Daddy”. It’s now “Dad”. And, I swear she sounds like a teenager when she says “Dad, can you help me?” or “No, … Continue reading
Happy Earth Day 2011! Take the time to reflect on what’s happening around our world, our earth, our home. Make one more eco-conscious decision because the baby steps add up to big results. Rejoice in the day and celebrate this … Continue reading
I love shopping, but under very set circumstances. I do it in my comfy-cozy clothes at home on my couch with my computer in front of me. And, I don’t buy. I just look. And, wish. And, wander. I don’t … Continue reading
The week I have been dreading has arrived. The start of the turnaround*. Here’s the math: Jacob is working ten-hour shifts for the next three weeks. Minimum. Six days a week. Graveyards – 6:15pm to 4:45am. (It just gets better … Continue reading
I have a very, very happy marriage full of love and fulfillment. We are compatible on many levels and the time spent laughing and smiling far outweighs the disagreements and strife. But, since we moved into our house almost six … Continue reading