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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: gimme that giveaway
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
Okay people, it’s time to get ready for some giveaway winners… The winner of the giveaway of food from Nature’s Path is… GABRIELLE KC The THREE winners of the giveaway of compostable toothbrushes from Environmental Toothbrush are… LIKWAN BECKY ALU … 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
The winner of the giveaway of an organic cloth diaper from Babee Greens is… Drum roll, please… kaela henderson @alittleflock Congratulations! Please email me your full name and address by Sunday, April 1st at 8:00pm PST.
One of my fondest memories as a child was exchanging Valentines in school. Beckett began preschool this fall and as February 14th neared, I got more and more jacked up for the annual V-day swap. The only rules we had … Continue reading