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who’s the sacred bee?
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: December 2011
Wishing all of you a blessed year full of love, prosperity, peace and joy. From our home to yours – Happy New Year!
Our house is full of color. Between the accent walls of deep red and luxurious purple (in two different rooms), the living room of cool blue and each bedroom with a serene, restful color – it looks like a crayola … Continue reading
May your holiday be merry and bright, filled with love and laughter and celebrated with friends and family. Blessings to all! Merry Christmas! The Ferry Family
Little Camden has been part of lives for almost two and a half months now and I gotta say – I’m lovin’ this life. The night feedings are less intense and fewer and farther between. Camden has found her “voice” … Continue reading
I am doing a bit of housecleaning on the blog and I’ve got a TON (four – actually!) winners to announce… Drum roll please… The winner of the re-draw for the giveaway of a copy of Minnie Rose Lovgreen’s Recipe … Continue reading
During the first few days weeks months lifetimes with a newborn – I am left asking the proverbial question of “or sleep?” Yesterday I had the choice to clean the house, move a load or two of laundry through, unload … Continue reading