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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: September 2011
I am kind of a hodge-podge reader when it comes to my genre of choice. You are as likely to find a mystery novel next to a memoir on top of a sports documentary. If it strikes my fancy, I’m … Continue reading
The clothes have all been cleaned, dried and folded. The closet rod is squeezed full from side to side. And, the dresser drawers are hard to open and close without needing to stuff things back in. The cloth diapers are … Continue reading
The winner of the giveaway for the set of Eco-Pencils from Faber-Castell is… Drum roll, please… TUBBY TELLY And, the winner of the redraw for the giveaway of the Eco-Strip power saving device is… Drum Roll, please… ILIBRARIANBLOG Congratulations! Please … Continue reading
I have been in crazy nesting mode. It’s a day to day maniacal organization that starts with a to do list of no less than a dozen items and ends with exhaustion and an enormous sense of accomplishment. Bless my … Continue reading
Three years ago on August 28th, I gave birth to one of the loves of my life: Beckett. Her first birthday was a hard pill to swallow. I chocked up the warp speed at which the first twelve months flew … Continue reading
I have an aversion to certain food smells. It’s a violent reaction that starts with just the package opening and sends me over the edge. And, if Jacob even thinks of eating either of the two foods – it’s a … Continue reading
Here’s the latest news on the Ferry front from your favorite anchor, Kate. It’s the bulletins, the headlines and the must reads. Back to work Oh yeah – you read that headline right. Jacob is back to work! Yee haw! … Continue reading
Our household’s greatest pest arrives the last two weeks of August and lingers long into September. The pesky fruit fly makes my body twitch, my cleaning go into hyperdrive and the annoyance level rise to unparalleled points. The first year … Continue reading
I would call my sewing skills rudimentary at best. Most of the square or rectangle items in our house have been made by me. Think pillowcases, curtain valances, curtain panels. A year ago, I really branched out of my comfort … Continue reading