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Celebrate the beauty of nature this Autumn with original designs and creative ideas. Make the most of your outdoor areas or, bring into your home the essence of the nature world as the nights grow longer.

NEW range of sculptural willow animals, Autumn Lanterns and other original items coming very soon.

Now demand has slowed the BEE SKEPS, orders can be made and dispatched to you within 4 weeks. Skep making Kits (materials and tools), Bee Skep making instruction booklets are all now in stock.

CUSTOM ORDERS a specialty. Ecolistic Artworks loves working alongside customers to create the unique item especially for them, including site specific. From customer's idea, to the design work ,to the making, images of progress and communication all the way!

SHIPPING out of the UK, Ecolistic Artworks will be supplying some items which can be exported worldwide very shortly.

WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS Look out for the exciting workshops and classes through the year! We have site specific sculpture and seating, Willow Animal Sculpture, Hedgerow Baskets, Environmental Art and Skep Making this Autumn along with other events. Find Ecolistic Artworks on facebook for up to date details.

Straw Bee Skep (Eco-friendly, Traditional straw Bee Hive swarm collecting skeps)

Straw Bee Skep (Eco-friendly, Traditional straw Bee Hive swarm collecting skeps)
£55.00 1 Available
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This beautiful Straw bee-hive made in traditional medieval 'lippi' work has an entrance halfway down it for the bees.

Lovingly hand made in rural Wales with hard wearing British Straw durable and longlasting.

This traditional style hive can be used to house bees or, for display inside or outside.

Other sizes available on request including swarm collecting skeps.

Size approx 35cms high by 34cms wide.

MADE TO ORDER on request choose sizes and decide if you would like a mid or floor based entrance or, none at all. I can also, supply you with images of your commissioned skep being made.

Swarm collecting skeps 14 x 9 inches also, available. Please ask.
As is wicker and wicker daubed skeps. Please view other listings for various styles in Eco-listics shop.

Message me for further information or, to discuss you very own commission.


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.

Please note NEW SHIPPING TIME temporarily 5 - 6 weeks due to demand.

Different styles and sizes of skeps available please ask for details. Contemporary and traditional 'lippi' work baskets are available also, please ask for details

Shipping & delivery

This item will be posted to you by Eco-listic Artworks within 21 days of receiving payment.

Shipping destination Cost Additional items
United Kingdom £5.00

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Unless faulty, the following types of items are non-refundable: items that are personalised, bespoke or made-to-order to your specific requirements; items which deteriorate quickly (e.g. food), personal items sold with a hygiene seal (cosmetics, underwear) in instances where the seal is broken.

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