Learn to craft a lip-work straw skep - the most iconic of beehives. Course tutor and master skep maker and beekeeper, Chris Park will guide you through the process and answer all your questions about making and using skeps. You will leave with about half of your skep done, and with all the tools, materials and skills to finish it. Bees for Development staff will also be happy to answer questions about their work and about other woven beehives used around the world. This is the longest standing skep making course in the UK, with the most experienced tutors and the most delicious lunch!
The course runs from 9.30am to 4pm at the Yew Tree Inn, Ross-on-Wye. Weather permitting, it will take place outdoors in the garden.
A varied and abundant spread of delicious vegetarian dishes will be provided for lunch in the pub. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available throughout the day.
Long straw, cane lapping, a feeder and fid will be provided to all participants on the day.