So what exactly is a bee skep? Traditionally, it's a traditional round hive made of straw or dried grass. While still popular in some parts of the world, most modern beekeepers do not use skeps. They have now been adapted to become a fun, natural decor piece that helps bring the outdoors in! These skeps come in a set of two. The small skep stands at 7" high, while the large skep stands at 9" high.