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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: January 2012
I am still the kind of freelance writer who gets paid in resume filler instead of dolla-dollas (money). But, writing is my passion. I use this blog as a platform for refining my craft and an outlet for expression. I … Continue reading
Today may there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts … Continue reading
They say that a human year is the equivalent of seven dog years. If I plug the numbers in correctly and do a bit of mental math, that means our old boy, Tucker, is indeed just that. Old. He’ll be … Continue reading
I have been cloth diapering since Beckett was a wee one and thought I had things figured out. I have found the diapers I like, my local source for everything cloth diaper, the detergent that works for our washer and … Continue reading
A few weeks ago, Beckett found a scarf at the consignment store that she loved. It was pink, frilly and sparkly – three things she adores. I told her that she could buy it with her own money if she … Continue reading
This was a post that I had not intended to write for at least a few more months, but, oddly enough, I could have written it long ago. My intention throughout my pregnancy with Camden and even after her birth … Continue reading
A great research-based article about organic vs conventional farming and how organic is sustainable and affordable in the long term. I love it when the numbers all add up. Enjoy! http://www.thestarphoenix.com/business/Study+debunks+myths+organic+farms/5462520/story.html
I had so many plans for the last three months. They involved plenty of sleep, easy-peasy transitions to running errands with TWO small children overlooking the fact that I can hardly handle one, a massive stocking to be knit and … Continue reading
I am pretty low maintenance as far as beautifying goes. My makeup shelf is very small portion of our medicine cabinet and contains only three items: mascara for everyday use, a foundation/moisturizer/sunscreen combo for dry, blotchy skin that works yearround … Continue reading