This design is based on the traditional skep. These baskets were made of coiled grass or straw with a small entrance hole. The bees create their honeycombe structure inside. However, the removal of honey was difficult and the development of wooden hives took their place. 'To bee or not to bee' is a play on words from Shakespeare's Hamlet. Although bee populations are in decline research is hopeful of reversing this trend.
Fixing Points: the holes either side of the skep
Dimensions: 10cm x 10cm
Imperfect Tiles (26 available)
Imperfect tiles are slightly below the high standards of our perfect tiles. These tiles are a great
way to add to your collection and saves £5 per tile against the price of perfect tiles.
An imperfect tile will have a small defect of some kind, such as a crack or surface blemish.
A crack will not be easy to spot from the front but is likely to be more obvious from the back.
You are welcome to contact us before purchasing an imperfect tile to ask about the defects.