The old craft of skep weaving is still alive!

In 2016 quite a few skep hives were made from rye straw.

It was mainly Ferry who was into it during the spring and summer months of 2016. The skeps were made as replacement for some very old skep hives from the apiary in Haarlem, but also to get a few extra skeps for collecting swarms. After some practice, even a few “Sun hives” came out of his skilled hands. And because enthusiasm is contagious, Mike also started with some weaving projects.

 

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