Leisure Creative

Jodie Goldring is a notorious gleaner, Sculptor and Art Teacher who has a broad range of creative experiences to share.

With the burgeoning interest in beekeeping this workshop revives the ancient tradition of skep making. You will start by learning about the traditional materials and methods of skep making. Coiling will be used to construct a strong skep that can be used for collecting bees or educational purposes. This basketry technique involves wrapping or stitching an active element (cane) around a passive core (straw).

Skeps cannot be used as functional hives in Australia as internal parts of hives must be removable by law so that their health can be inspected. However, they make stunning decorative pieces in the garden or your home.

The ticket price for this class includes the cost of materials.

Image credit: Jodie Goldring. The Beekeepers Club in Melbourne


07/01/2021 10:00 am - 08/01/2021 4:00 pm
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  • Bee Skep Workshop
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Bee Skep Workshop
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

What to bring

Bring your lunch, snack and drinks.

What you get

A beautiful bee skep to take home. Straw and split cane will be provided, as well as information about how to collect, dry and prepare your own materials.

Important information

This class runs over two days 7 & 8 January, 2021.

Ticket Options

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Event Location


157 Union Road, Surrey Hills, Victoria, 3127, Australia

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