Tag Archives: Skeps

Lockdown winter projects

Have you ever wondered what beekeepers do in winter? My own strategy is to try and eat my own weight in honey. Others are more industrious. Here are a few examples our group has shared over lockdown.

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Skep-making course

On Sunday four of us from our group joined others enrolled on a day course to learn skep-making – a traditional straw beehive either for keeping bees in or just for collecting swarms. Apparently the earliest known skep dates from Neolithic times! We … Continue reading

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ONBG meeting, 27th June 2015

Ten beekeepers from across four counties gathered at Chris Parks’ unique apiary at his home, the beautiful and peaceful Acorn Education grove near Swindon, to view his skeps and log hives, and discuss ancient and modern styles of beekeeping.

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ONBG visit to Hampshire Natural Bees group

On 3rd May, six of us from ONBG (Ann, Paul, Peter, Linda, Mandy, and Sarah) visited the Hampshire Natural Bees group at the kind invitation of John Haverson, to forge relationships and cross-pollinate ideas. The venue was Sturts Farm, a … Continue reading

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