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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: August 2011
The blog’s lack of posts over the past few weeks months is truly a sign of summer. When I take into account how busy we are with the general day-to-day life things and then add in the weddings, vacations, toddler … Continue reading
Toddlerhood is a “trying” time. It’s an achingly bizarre dichotomy of positive and negative energy. I can’t put the words together to describe how it’s possible to love and feel the special bond Beckett holds with my heart that tightens … Continue reading
“There is nothing more comfortable than a caterpillar and nothing more made for love than a butterfly. We need dresses that crawl and dresses that fly.” ~Coco Chanel (circa 1920)
The winner of the giveaway of a set of Green Earth towels from the Company Store is… Drum roll, please… HILLARY Congratulations! Please email me your full name and address by Sunday, August 28th at 8:00pm PST.
The winner of the giveaway for the assortment of pasta sauces from Dave’s Gourmet is… Drum roll, please… ANGIE P. Congratulations! Please email me your full name and address by Sunday, August 28th at 8:00pm PST.
This Friday, August 12th, was the start of my 32nd week of pregnancy. Yes, you read that right. It probably didn’t hit you as hard or give you a “whoa” moment nearly as much as typing it did to me. … Continue reading
One of the goals we have this season in the Ferry household is that to not waste produce that we have grown. It overwhelms me when the garden is in full swing and I am trying to plant, weed, mulch, … Continue reading
Berries are a big deal in our house. Even our neighborhood is where it’s at when it comes to berries. We live smack dab in the middle of raspberry country. Within a two miles radius of our house is over … Continue reading
It’s warm here and we are finally into summer full swing, but the last few days of break and Beckett’s birthday coming up mean that fall is around the corner. Here is a freelance article I did for one of … Continue reading