Straw Skep Weaving

Straw Skep Weaving


Come and learn the traditional craft of skep-making on the beautiful Horsepool Apiary on the Antony Estate in SE Cornwall.

A skep is a traditional straw or reed bee-hive, one traditionally made with local grown straw and rushes. Our expert skep-maker, Robbie, will talk you through the history of this beautiful traditional craft, while teaching you everything you need to know to begin making your own.

You will be provided with enough straw and bindings to complete your own skep, and, if you don't complete it on the day, you can take enough home with you to finish the job. You'll also get to meet the bees we keep on our apiary, growing your understanding of the important role they play in sustaining our environment, as well as learning the rich history of this skilled, traditional craft.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Materials, tools, teas & coffees.


Vix Hill-Ryder at The Family Foraging Kitchen C.I.C.
Horsepool Lane
PL11 3EL

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users




3 hours (10:00am to 1:00pm)

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