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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: February 2012
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The winner of the giveaway of dog toys from Purrfect Play is…. Drum roll, please… OAK TREE LADY Congratulations! Please email me your full name and address by Tuesday, February 28th at 8:00pm PST.
The winners of the giveaway of Green Sprouts baby gear are… Drum roll, please… DARA EILEEN Congratulations! Please email me your full name and address by Tuesday, February 28th at 8:00pm PST.
Children say the darndest things. And, the cutest. And, the most heartwarming. Or, if you’ve got a keeper – they do it all. This kid is presenting ideas that numerous adults have shared as part of the fight for transparency … Continue reading
I just read the last month’s e-newsletter from our local Co-op and guess what? They are now recycling batteries in the store. How cool is that? I am just giddy. Seriously. Oh, and my blog is featured in the newsletter, … Continue reading
I find child rearing to be utterly fascinating. I look at Camden and marvel that I grew this miniature human inside by belly. Her features are perfect and there isn’t a single detail that was missed when she was developing. … Continue reading
Beckett etches instead of coloring when she uses crayons and we have filled a bucket with snapped crayons. I found a fun use for these headless bits and it was the perfect project for a three-year-old to help with from … Continue reading
Beckett is gorgeous. She is built like a gymnast with defined muscles, perfect proportions and a boundless energy. Camden is cute. She is plump with rolls upon rolls. She hides breastmilk in her neck, clothing lint in her cankles (yes, … Continue reading
The winner of the Truly Natural Mascara giveaway from Honeybee Gardens is… Drum roll, please… MICHELLE SPAYDE Congratulations! Please email me your full name, address and mascara color choice by Friday, February 10th at 8:00pm PST.