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Skep Workshop

Workshops & Courses
Date: Saturday, 06 April 2024 10:00

Venue: Nairn Community Centre, King St, Nairn IV12 4BQ

Our one-day skep-making course will be held at Nairn Community Centre, King St, Nairn IV12 4BQ on Saturday 6th April 2024 starting at 10am. The course tutor is Bryce Reynard (from Inverness Beekeepers’ Association). 

Materials will be supplied and by the end of the day you should be well on the way to having a ‘swarm collection quality’ skep finished. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided but please bring a packed lunch.

The workshop is limited to 8 participants. Preference will be given to SBA members with current individual membership. If places are available non-members will be accepted at a £20 surcharge. The course fee is £55 for SBA members and £75 for non-members. 

If you wish to attend, please check for availability first by emailing Alan Riach at  or text/phone on 07702 436 612

The SBA online shop is temporarily closed but online applications can still be made. If you go to the online Shop on the website, at the bottom of the page there is a link called Apply Online for SBA Exams & Workshops. That link will take you to a Jotform page. Scroll down to find the Skep Workshop application or use the following link

There is now a Skep competition class at the Highland Show – ‘Skep suitable for Swarm Collection, Outside Diameter 30cm to 40cm, Height 25cm to 35cm, made by the exhibitor in straw or wild grasses and any suitable binding material’ so why not have a go and enter!




All Dates

Dates: Saturday, 06 April 2024 10:00