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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: June 2011
We skipped spring in Washington and seem to have hit summer straight from winter. No complaints on this end now that the clouds have parted, the snow has stopped and the temperatures are in the 70s. The garden is blossoming, … Continue reading
The winner of the giveaway of a Mary Meyer Earthmates or Fuzz that Wuzz toy is… Drum roll, please… CHRISTINE M. Congratulations! Please email me your full name, address and toy of choice by Sunday, July 3rd at 8:00pm.
Summertime is here – for most of you, I hope – it’s the perfect time to sit down in the sunshine, on the beach or under a tree and engross yourself in a good book. ‘Tis the season to take … Continue reading
The winner of the Bamboosa giveaway is… Drum roll, please… Jennifer C. Congratulations! Please email me your full name, address, product choice from the BabyBamboosa line & size by Friday, July 1st at 8:00pm PST.
My nesting tendencies are in full swing and I am leaving very few nooks or crannies unturned. A few weeks ago it hit me that our pantry had become an unbearable mess. Well, this is partly because we don’t actually … Continue reading
The winner of the giveaway for GLOB paint is… Drum roll, please… katherine Congratulations! Please email me your name and full address by Sunday, June 26th at 8:00pm PST.
We live in a battery world. For all the effort we put in to stock Beckett up with toys that are electronics-free and made from natural materials, like wood, fabric and bamboo, the batteries are alive and well in our … Continue reading
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” ~Dr. Seuss
Your g’morning update of the latest headlines in the Ferry household! Blessings! My 22-week checkup was just a week ago and we found out we are having another girl. Everything looks healthy, strong and right on track! Bring on the … Continue reading
Smoothies are one of my lifelines when I’m pregnant. I like them the rest of the time, but they are a constant for all nine-months of growing a baby. My basic recipe is a glob of yogurt, glug of orange … Continue reading