A Skep with a Cap. In this photo the skep has a cap; this is the mud coloured thing sitting onto of the straw skep. The cap is the area for collecting honey. In modern day beekeeping parlance, it is a super. #BeehiveYourself, #WantageHoney, #Skep, Beehive Yourself, Wantage Honey,

A Skep with a Cap

I and the Vale and Downland Beekeepers Association visited Chris Parks apiary in Watchfield. Chris has done a lot of research into traditional forms of beekeeping. He is best know for making skeps which are straw baskets for keeping bees in.