Willow skep hive making – with Chris Park and Bees for Development
21 February 2021 The Yew Tree Inn, Peterstow, Ross-on-Wye HR9 6JZ
A Bees for development event
9.30am to 4.00pm
Learn how to make one of Britain’s most ancient beehives, weaving rods of willow into a charming alveary. Course tutor and master skep maker and beekeeper, Chris Park will demonstrate how to work the willow, and make sure you leave with a good grip on the key tips and techniques.
Please bring a waterproof apron and secateurs, and a bucket if you prefer to take home cloom to plaister your new skep at home.
Price £144 includes materials, refreshments, lunch and VAT
Chris Park has become a familiar figure at UK beekeeping gatherings in recent years, his lectures on historical beekeeping and his skep-making workshops proving ever popular. Bee Craft visited Chris at home to find out more about his skep-making and skep beekeeping.