Skeps are traditional hives with heritage extending to medieval times. Although no longer appropriate for hiving bees due to the requirement for removable frames, skeps can still find a use in the modern apiary. Apart from their obvious decorative and historical interest, they make ideal containers for collecting swarms, being lightweight, breathable and giving purchase for the bees to cluster inside. If you decide to construct a flat topped skep, it can double as a handy basket for carrying beekeeping equipment.
Registration now open (places strictly limited). The club reserves the right to cancel the workshop if insufficient numbers register. In this event, a full refund will be provided.
Meeting Address: Doncaster Secondary College, 123 Church Rd, Doncaster 3108