World's Largest Skep

In 1996, SEMBA completed it's most ambitious project ever - the construction of the World's Largest Skep! The pictures offered below show a small portion of the work and the workers involved.

An excellent article entitled, "Making the World's Largest Skep" was written by Roger and Mary Sutherland and published in the June 1997 issue of Bee Culture magazine. The article not only details the SEMBA project but also includes interesting information about the history of skeps. The article is in PDF format (same as our newsletters). To view it on-line, click on the title above; to download it to your computer, right click on the title above and choose "Save Target As...".


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Pictures submitted by Roger Sutherland