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Bee Skep Making Class

Bee Skep Making Class

We had nine students at the North House Folk School Bee Skep (Bee Hive) Making Class on Friday, June 1, 2007. Almost everyone finished, but next time the class is offered it will be a two day class. We used cattail leaves instead of the hard-to-obtain rye straw that was used to create these in the old days.   And instead of lacing the coiled […]

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Craft Your Own Coiled Bee Skep Class!

Craft Your Own Coiled Bee Skep Class!

Calling all Basketmakers and Bee Keepers! This first-time North House Folk School basketweaving course blends two traditions that go hand in hand–basketweaving and bee keeping. In the 1800s bee keepers housed their working bees in handcrafted coiled bee skeps (hives). Bring a bit of nostalgia to your home or garden by making your very own traditional rush or rye straw bee skep. Whether you want […]

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