An Introduction to Skep Beekeeping - how best to keep bees in baskets

An Introduction to Skep Beekeeping - how best to keep bees in baskets

Duration: 1 Day

Price: £95

Run by: Nicola Bradbear
at Bees for Development

01600 714848

Ragmans Lane Farm
Lydbrook
Forest of Dean
Gloucestershire
GL17 9PA

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About the Course

Learn why, where and how it might be done. 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.

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What's included in the price?

The Course fee of £95.00 includes materials, refreshments, lunch and VAT.



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