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French Antique Bee Skep, Straw Bee Hive, Handwoven Honey Bee Skep Basket, French Bee Skep Beehive, Coiled Beehive Skep, Antique Beeskep
This is an antique French bee skep.
This cylinder-shaped bee skep is made of tightly coiled rye straw and the top has a wooden handle. There is a small opening at the bottom for the honey bees to enter the beehive.
This handwoven bee skep basket is in good condition; the wooden handle has a black stain and old woodworm holes (which have been treated), some of the coiled rye straw weaving is a bit loose and at the bottom, there is dark brown thread woven throughout the straw (which is hardly noticeable).
This French bee skep beehive is 14″ tall without the handle / 19.7″ with the handle (35.5 cm / 50 cm).
The bottom diameter is 14.6″ (37 cm).