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.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
The Course fee of £95.00 includes the refreshments, lunch and VAT. If the weather is suitable, students receive a live demonstration of honeybees in a skep.
Giacomo Ciriello at Bees for Development
Ragmans Lane Farm Bishopwood Lydbrook Gloucestershire GL17 9PA