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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: July 2011
I am a multi-tasker at the core, but parenthood forces you to take the skill to entirely new level. Between the constant chatterbox that is my toddler, the fried pregnancy brain that is overflowing with hormones and the general scatter-brained … Continue reading
With a vegetable garden in full swing and a plethora of greenery – broccoli, lettuce, carrots and green beans, our farmer’s market trips are getting fewer and farther between because the market is growing right in our backyard. But, it’s … Continue reading
The summer of 2011 is wedding season for the Ferry family. With four weddings taking us from Flat Head Lake, Montana to Seaside, Oregon and back again over a three month period and a toddler who is prepping to be … Continue reading
The winner of the giveaway for a set of PowerGenix rechargeable batteries is… Drum roll, please… ADRIANA Congratulations! Please email me your full name and address by Monday, July 25th at 8:00pm PST.
A good reminder of the “Clean Fifteen” and “Dirty Dozen”. The data is the most up to date list from the the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and is based on the level of chemical contamination and residual pesticides in these … Continue reading
I have a good friend. He makes an appearance at least every week, if not twice. His name is pasta. He comes in curly-que noodles adorned with pesto and shredded parmesan. Or he’s back into a delicious layered pie of … Continue reading
It’s summer now, so I have plenty of time in the morning for a leisurely breakfast. Well, it’s as relaxing and leisurely as you can have with a toddler in tow. During the work week I find that I am … Continue reading
A few re-draws for those of you who weren’t lucky the first time round. The winner of the re-draw for the giveaway of Maty’s All-Natural Cough Syrup is… LILY KWAN The winner of the re-draw for the giveaway of Polished … Continue reading
The winner of the giveaway for the ELÄVÄ Botanik shampoo and conditioner is… Drum roll, please… JENNA MEFFORD Congratulations! Please email me your full name and address by Saturday, July 16th at 8:00pm PST. P.S. Stay tuned for tons of … Continue reading