Monday, December 24, 2012

Skep Project To-Do List:

  • Collect straw
  • Prepare straw: Remove seed heads, leaves, etc
  • Find period basket-making documentation
  • Collect blackberry stems to make bramble binding
  • Make a cleave to prepare brambles
  • Prepare brambles
  • Make a bone awl from a goose leg
  • Build a period shelter
  • Set up shelter
  • Make two skeps
  • Set up skeps
  • Learn how to collect bees in a skep
  • Purchase two queens
  • Collect bees
  • Install bees in hive
  • Document and take pictures of the entire process!

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