Skep Beehive Traditional Medieval style, materials natural, straw, display inside or, use outdoors, gardens,beekeeping, history, nature

Skep Beehive Traditional Medieval style, materials natural, straw, display inside or, use outdoors, gardens,beekeeping, history, nature

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  • Handmade
  • Materials: Straw, natural materials, natural

Straw bee-hive hand made in the traditional medieval domed shape using coiled 'lippi' work

The ancient skill of 'lippi work', coiling straw to create a 'Bee-Skep' (traditional Bee-hive) dates back to Medieval times. The 'skep's were used to catch swarms and house bees.

The craft has been handed down to me from my father and is now a family legacy. The 'Skeps' can be either ornamental or practical. With or without holes for bees to travel in and out of.

For Beekeepers, Gardner's and lovers of nature. Strong and long lasting inside out outdoors.

Size shown is approx 18 inches x 18 inches (46 cm x 46 cm) and 12 x 12 inches, many other sizes available.

Contemporary and traditional 'lippi' work baskets are available also, as are skep making kits and instruction booklets and, wicker/daub hives please ask for details.

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Jennifer Roberts Jul 13, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

My skep just arrived, it’s just so beautiful, thank you so much, such skill involved.

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Br0dette Mar 19, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely wonderful, great service, and a beautiful new center piece for my Anglo Saxon beekeeping display

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Alex Harrison Nov 13, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely skep - I love the individuality of it and, as a bonus, it has a great smell! Good communications from the seller. Thank you.

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Isobel Apr 2, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

Thanks so much! Beautifully made skep, so happy with how it looks. Researching now how I'm going to swipe a swarm ;)

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