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A '''skep''' is a [[beehive]] consisting of an upside-down [[wicker]] or straw [[basket]].  Later forms of skep were made from [[clay]].
 
A '''skep''' is a [[beehive]] consisting of an upside-down [[wicker]] or straw [[basket]].  Later forms of skep were made from [[clay]].
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The craft of producing skeps had almost died out and the number producing these in the [[UK]] is very small. Such tradtional crafts are currently undergoing a resergence of interest.
  
 
See also:
 
See also:
 
* [[apiarist]]
 
* [[apiarist]]

Revision as of 11:10, 3 April 2006

A skep is a beehive consisting of an upside-down wicker or straw basket. Later forms of skep were made from clay.

The craft of producing skeps had almost died out and the number producing these in the UK is very small. Such tradtional crafts are currently undergoing a resergence of interest.

See also: