Bees for Development - Weaving wicker skeps

Bees for Development - Weaving wicker skeps

Duration: 1 Day

Price: £95

Run by: Nicola Bradbear
at Bees for Development

01600 714848


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About the Course

This is a new one day Course, where expert Chris Park will teach you how to weave a wicker skep, and how to cover it with cloom.  During the day all aspects of beekeeping in skeps, ancient and modern will be discussed.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

The Course cost includes all materials needed to weave your wicker skep.  Covering your skep with cloom is optional! 
Please bring a waterproof apron and secateurs, and a bucket if you prefer to plaister your new skep at home.
Included are refreshments, lunch, and VAT.

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We both thoroughly enjoyed the day. It was our first time working with willow but we found Chris was really helpful and obviously worked very hard at helping everyone. We also liked hearing about the history of skeps and bee keeping in the past. It has really opened a door for us in regards to learning more about natural bee keeping.
I would definitely recommend this course for those wishing to have hands on experience in making something from the past but which they can use for their bees today.

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 10th February 2018

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