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Straw skep making - with Chris Park and Bees for Development
Straw skep making - with Chris Park and Bees for Development
Straw skep making - with Chris Park and Bees for Development
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Straw skep making - with Chris Park and Bees for Development

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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. 

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.

Delicious and abundant vegetarian lunch included in the course price, as well as hot drinks and biscuits to get us started. We encourage you to make acquaintance with the friendly staff and fine brews of the Yew Tree Inn and the award-winning Ross on Wye Cider and Perry Company.

Long straw, cane lapping, a feeder and fid will be provided to all participants on the day.

If you are in need of overnight accommodation we can vouch for the hospitality offered by Hillary at Broome Farm and by Sheila and Guy at Lower Wythall

You should receive a Booking Confirmation email with further details about the Course within 1-2 working days of placing your booking. Please get in touch with bfdoffice@beesfordevelopment.org if you don't. You may also want to check your spam/junk folder.