Tagged: straw skep

Skep making course

Straw skep

Willow basket making is known for its therapeutic value but I’m not sure the same can be said of straw!  I wasn’t the only one to be flat-out exhausted at the end of our day.  It didn’t help that my skep grew and grew like Jack’s bean stalk and as I looked around I could… Read more »

Of skeps and alvearies

Willow skep or alveary

I’ve mentioned before that I am no woodworker and because hands off beekeeping is so much about creating a good home will the bees it has been a little disempowering.  In the garden at work is a fair amount of willow and running the place on a shoestring means looking to maximize every resource available…. Read more »