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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: May 2011
The winner of the Hemp-Cotton Produce Bag giveaway from ChicoBag is… Drum roll, please… Lucky #1!!! JENNY Congratulations! Please email me your full name and address by Friday, June 3rd at 8:00pm PST.
Sometimes I wonder why I am so tired. Exhausted to the point of slurring my speech and stringing together words into incoherent sentences. And, in a constant state of yawning – like a scene from the Dr. Seuss Sleep Book. … Continue reading
Who doesn’t love sunflowers? They are one of the ultimate symbols of sunshine and happiness the way they reach their cheery faces to the heavens and stretch their limbs skyward. Turns out that besides being rays of cheeriness, sunflowers are … Continue reading
There are very few things that my toddler will sit still for. One is art time. Beckett is an artist at heart and you can bet your bottom dollar that her “art folder” at daycare is always filled to the … Continue reading
The winner of the giveaway for a ECOsnacksack from ECOLunchboxes is… Drum roll, please… CATHY Congratulations! Please email me your full name and address by Sunday, May 29th, 8:00pm PST.
I am not a very quiet person. I like to talk. I like to write. I enjoy dialoguing about any number of different subjects. Taking all this into account – the conclusion if I am quiet is that something is … Continue reading
One of my favorite things about this blog is that it is my outlet for shouting. I love shouting from the rooftops and through the computer screen about amazing products. These are the things that make me proud to be … Continue reading
I am… …starting to feel a bit overwhelmed by the lack of organization in my email folders. I have the people I need to contact in one month, then the ones that need a response right now and then the … Continue reading
The winners for the Instinctive tote bag and Lopees Organic Envelopes giveaway are… Drum roll, please… LILY KWAN BECKY Congratulations! Please email me your full name and shipping address by Monday, May 23rd at 8:00pm PST.