skip to content

Heritage Straw Beekeepers Skep making workshop

Featured Image


This one day workshop is a unique opportunity within NI, particularly for bee keepers to become immersed in straw for a full, hands on day Skep- making.
Louise McLean is an award winning Skep maker who for the past ten years teaches and demonstrates at the  Greenmount Campus for the Ulster Bee Keepers Association.
Once  used as a medieval hive, these beautiful conical shaped woven straw Skeps are now mostly used for gathering bees when they swarm.
*The course may also be of interest to those who would like to learn the techniques and make a lovely coiled straw bowl,  preferable to the Skep?

Places are limited and we therefore ask anyone interested to DM/PM  or email the team at for further info and booking. 

Event Address: 103 Atlantic Road Portrush Co Antrim BT56 8PB

Advanced Booking is Required

Suitable For: Adults 18+

Accessibility Information

Participants should bring a packed lunch and wear comfortable clothing, weather dependant, we might even get the opportunity to work outdoors!

Organiser: : Atlantic Craft NI

Event Email: :

Event Website: :

Event Details

Maker: Atlantic Craft NI

Starts: Sat 10 Aug at 9:30 am

Ends: Sat 10 Aug at 6:30 pm

Craft Type: Basketry & Willow

Event Location: Antrim

Event Type: Workshop

Price: £90