This straw skep is used for catching and transporting swarms of bees. The swarm is shaken off the branch so they fall into the skep and the skep is then turned upside down and left on the ground. If the queen bee is in the skep the swarm should stay there, but it should be left close to where the swarm was found so that any stray bees flying around can easily find their new temporary home.

Usually, the skep would need to be propped on a stone to create a space for bees to fly into, but this skep has a small hole near the bottom which acts as a doorway and also allows the bees to breathe. The bees should start to settle and nest and you will be safe to transport them to their Beehaus in the evening, when it is a little darker and cooler.

Measures 43cm high and 35cm diameter.

RRP: £35.74

£25.95 Inc Tax

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Weight: 1.000 kg

Height: 36 cm

Width: 36 cm

Length: 49 cm

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The skep is of good quality and size. It is also exactly what you need for beekeeping although it would be good if they sold one without the entrance cut out. The service was great and the delivery turned up on time when it was reported to me. Altogether I would recommend people use them for skeps.

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