15 March 2024    
9:30 am - 4:30 pm


Bookings closed


Wakelyns, Fressingfield

Chris Park is a master skeppist, and skep beekeeper, who lives on an organic farm in the Vale of the White Horse, Oxfordshire. He explores ancient technologies, experimental archaeology and runs educational courses which include raising awareness of the heritage of beekeeping. He is also part of the Nest Collective.

Chris will teach us to craft a straw skep – the ancient, iconic beehive depicted at Britannia’s feet on the old penny. Chris will bring his own organic straw for us to work with (in future we hope to use Wakelyns straw).

You will leave with about half of your skep done, and with all the tools, materials and skills to finish your skep at home, and the knowledge of how to welcome bees to it.

The cost is £95 for the day, including a delicious Wakelyns Bakery lunch.



This event is fully booked.