Skeps done the old way in Europe

Storage for bee skeps, built into walls from the 17th & 18th centuries to protect them from rain. These built-in cupboards were referred to as "bee boles." Cumbria. #beekeeping

Ancient bee hives

How to make a bee skep

Freed from the confines of a beekeeper's square frame and artificial wax foundation, bees naturally build combs in U-shaped panels.

Bees: #Bee-#skep architectural ornament, Paris, France.

How to make a bee skep


Hollyhocks and Bee Skeps

Four Ed Januska hand-carved, stone bee skeps

bee hives

covered skeps

Bee hive

antique french bee skep

Bee skep

This site covers the "Laws" of Bee Keeping. Very Informative!

Ancient vertical bee hives made of logs

The Honey Cow barrel bee hive is designed to miimic nature as much as possible. Unlike commercial hives, it does not have frames, foundation or excluders. Instead, it just has top bars, allowing the bees to do what they would in a fallen log: build beautiful, natural combs. Because it is less intrusive to the bees, it's easier to make and manage, which makes it a perfect beginners backyard hive.


How to Build a Bee Skep