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Straw Bee Skep, Eco-friendly, Traditional straw Bee Hive, swarm skep, beekeeping

Straw Bee Skep, Eco-friendly, Traditional straw Bee Hive, swarm skep, beekeeping
£55.00
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Description

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.

Inspiration

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.

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 £6.25 £0.00

Returns Policy

You have 14 days, from receipt, to notify the seller if you wish to cancel your order or exchange an item.

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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