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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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Category Archives: bundle of baby
I have no recollection of ever being a runner. In high school, I conceded against my will to what the teacher was requesting and would begrudgingly round the track at a sloth’s pace. And, I would happily switch to a … Continue reading
Here I am. Yes, I’m still alive. Yes, my family is still intact. The last 12 (!?) months have actually been rather unremarkable. It’s been pleasantly predictable and comfortable. Just the way I like it. But, I’ve missed this place. … Continue reading
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. ~Frederick Douglas
It’s time to do a bit of house cleaning around the blog. I lost my head with a husband who worked for six weeks straight (literally), a last minute trip to California with two small children that left Jacob and … Continue reading
Happy SEVEN month birthday to our roly-poly, swingy, crawly, smiley, giggly, teethy cutie Camden Rose! You are a joy!
Earth Day is quickly aproaching and it’s a good time to remember the value and importance of this planet we live on. This year on April 21st is the Great Cloth Diaper Change. This is the second year of this … Continue reading
I am a consignment store freakazoid through and through when it comes to shopping for kids. Chances are VERY high that if you peruse our house or admire something one of the girls is wearing and inquire about where it … Continue reading
When I was pregnant with Camden, I did a mammoth sort of all the baby clothing I’d saved from Beckett. It was a huge to-do and one of the biggest purges was all the polyester/polar-fleece stuff we had acquired. These … Continue reading
I love wandering the internet and have found a new addiction in Pinterest*. Please don’t laugh – I know that I am WAY behind the times, but that seems to be my M.O. lately. During my late night wanderings or … Continue reading
two teeth one rolling over baby bowls of organic cereal in the belly all the smiles in the world Happy 5-month birthday to the happiest baby I know – Camden Rose!