Yes, you can learn to make your own skep from an online course!
With this course, you are provided with written instructions and diagrams to cater for all learning types, alongside newly recorded videos. Work through the instructions in your own time, using your own materials or Paula’s Skep kit, available to purchase separately.
Paula is an experienced skep maker, producing skeps to use in both keeping bees and capturing and housing honeybee swarms. Using thatchers wheat straw and lapping cane, a skep when made well should withstand the full weight of its maker when complete!
Making skeps is a very meditative and enjoyable activity once mastered and a perfect way to spend the winter months whilst your bees are not so busy!
Paula’s skep sets include a starter for you to start work on straight away or come with all the necessary equipment, a fid to use whilst weaving, a straw and lapping cane to complete one skep and one new starter. This is available to UK residents.
Paula’s videos are easy to follow and she shares tips she has learnt over the years to make weaving more enjoyable and ensure that you create a skep that will last a lifetime.