Skep Making Day


Saturday 1 October 2022

Venue: BBKA Headquarters, Stoneleigh Park

Cost:    £40  |  Limited to 15 people

Did your bees swarm this year?  How did you collect them?  In a cardboard box or a plastic tub?  Whatever you used, the best item is always a skep because it can be left outside while the bees gather.  If it’s hot, the bees will be kept cool.  If it rains they will be protected, as it is made from thatching straw, so will do the same job as a thatched roof.

The skep making day is your chance to make one.  It won’t matter if it is a bit wonky, the bees won’t mind.  But you will be the proud owner of a unique piece of beekeeping equipment.

You won’t complete your skep on the day but you will go home with sufficient materials to enable you to do so.

If you are interested, please go to our website, complete the form and make your payment.  Places will be limited to 15, so it will be first come, first served.

To enrol, please use the Skep Making booking form HERE.