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The specialist international beekeeping organisation

Introduction to skep beekeeping - with Chris Park and Bees for Development

United Kingdom

9 August 2020 Ragman's Lane Farm GL17 9PA

A Bees for development event

Sunday 9 August 2020 9.30am to 4.00pm


A concise, one day course on the art of skep beekeeping. Participants will learn about the history of skeps, referencing some of the old master skeppists, their varying styles of skeps and systems of management. The course will include hands on sessions with artefacts and tools and techniques. Mysteries will be be revealed concerning different shelters, floors and stands; spleets, snecks and garts; bennets, laps and litches and more. We will discuss best practice, harvest and health, enjoying indoor theory and outdoor practical sessions within the beautiful setting of Ragmans Lane Farm.


If the weather is suitable, students receive a live demonstration of honey bees in a skep.


Price £95 includes all materials and tools needed to weave, refreshments, lunch and VAT


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