I love it when a myth is busted.
On February 22, my son Cordell and I attended the Coastal Empire Beekeepers Association’sFundamentals of Beekeeping seminar on Oatland Island near downtown Savannah, GA. One of the speakers giving advanced level presentations was David Arnal, an experienced beekeeper from Hilton Head, S.C.
One of the presentations given by David that I attended was called Reintroducing the Skep. In all honesty, I almost skipped the class and went to a different one because my first reaction to the title was something like this:
“What!? Skeps? Who would want to keep bees in a skep? They’re illegal anyway!”
But, my curiosity got the better of me so I made my way to the class to hear what Mr. Arnal had to say. I figured I had nothing to lose.
Now, just for those who may be wondering, a “skep” is a woven basket that contains bees like you see in the photo…
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