Straw Bee Skep Making – 8th and 9th September 2022


Straw Bee Skep Making – Thursday 8th and 9th September 2022

with Paul Hand

10.00 am to 4.00 pm.

About Straw Bee Skep Making 

Join Paul to learn how to make these ancient baskets for keeping bees.

All materials and tools supplied

Price: £170 includes refreshments – Please bring a packed lunch

There is an option for staying in the Whistlewood Yurt or Camping (see below for details).

To enquire about this course or book please email Maggie at

About Paul Hand

Paul hand started beekeeping aged 6 with bumblebees. He moved onto honeybees aged 19  and then started making Straw skep hives, and he has made and used these for the last near half century. His charity Bees and Trees  was set up in 1990 to support and promote his ideas on orchards, beekeeping and all related rural matters.

He loves sharing his enthusiasm and experience especially about coiled basketwork.

He has appeared on T.V programmes such as Tracks, Spirit of Trees, and Tudor Monastery Farm.

Staying in the Whistlewood Yurt or Camping

The beautiful Whistlewood Yurt is available on the night of the 8th September on a first come, first served basis and can sleep up to 6 adults comfortably. We also have options for camping and campervan pitches on the same night.

Come and enjoy the campfire spirit with like-minded people and you may experience one of Whistlewood’s fantastic sunsets or even a Rainbow!

The Yurt costs £40 per night and camping/caravan pitches are £10 per pitch. If you would like to book this option please contact Helen at



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