Woven skeps.... Like the ones I sell....would have been covered with a mud straw mixture.
hiroki takada: smilegarden:japan
i love this.. will keep all the elements out of my hives.... have josh make me one... but with the clear roofing so the sun still hits them.
Baskets & Bee Skeps...
The various chemicals used in beekeeping have, for the past decades, held Varroa Destructor, a mite, and other major pests at bay, but chemical-resistance is building and evolution threatens to overtake the best that laboratory chemists have to offer. In fact, there is evidence that chemical treatments are making the problem worse. Natural Beekeeping flips the script on traditional approaches by proposing a program of selective breeding and natural hive management.