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Glosgall 

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Hi, I've got an original victorian bee skep , in good condition for it's age ,,,,,just a bit ragged around one side of the base , It's still got some old dried honey inside at the top . Trying to clear my late dad's sheds and come across it . No idea, other then ebay , of where to sell it ......and no idea of price really . Any help or advice would be appreciated !
Cheers,
:redface:
 

gandalfwhitewizard 

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Dad's sheds are brilliant! Loads of old bits and bobs....try flea bay some half wit might buy it!

Nice old diseases lurking from old victorian period???? better burnt i think IMO.
 

Glosgall 

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No, but it's a nice piece of social history !
 

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An experienced and knowledgable beek of my aquaintance uses a inherited skip decades old to catch swarms, and swears by it.
 

Brosville 

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Reading between the lines, methinks you're looking to raise a few bob, and are looking for some sort of historical kudos you can attribute to it to enable it to be deemed a valuable artefact..........
Seeing as you can buy a brand, spanking new skep, including postage for under £20, which has far less chance of harbouring some dire disease, I'm of the "light the bonfire with it" school of thought.
 

biggles 

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Reading between the lines, methinks you're looking to raise a few bob, and are looking for some sort of historical kudos you can attribute to it to enable it to be deemed a valuable artefact..........
Seeing as you can buy a brand, spanking new skep, including postage for under £20, which has far less chance of harbouring some dire disease, I'm of the "light the bonfire with it" school of thought.
Bit late in the year I know but where can I get a skep for £20

Ta
Pete
 

biggles 

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Brought it. Thanks very much been looking for a while and was going to pay £60 but just couldn't bring myself to pay that much.

Thanks

Pete
 

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I got the biggie- here it is having been used to capture a medium-sized swarm a few weeks ago!


it'll be fine!
 

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