Blacksmithing and beekeeping experience days

The ideal gift for that impossible-to-buy-for person, or for someone who thinks they might like to keep bees or take up blacksmithing.

Beekeeping bees frame of honey

.Learn at your own speed how to handle bees, or make a piece of ironwork on my outdoor forge.

I don’t mix groups, so you will have the time to yourself. If you pay for one person then it will be exactly that, just you, with my full attention.


I am fully insured and have all the protective equipment you will need. I also have NQA Level 2 award in emergency first aid at work.


beekeeping experience dayPrices:

Beekeeping: approximately 4 hours for 1 £70, for two £100 and for 3 £125.

Blacksmithing: for 1 person £140 (10am to 4pm). For 2 people £190 total (10am to 4pm) including materials for a medium sized piece. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult.

Prices do not include lunch, but do include as much tea (and biscuits) as you can take.

Please contact me  to have a chat about what you would like to do or lean more about. You can also read my terms and conditions here.

My forge is outside and of course the beekeeping also relies on warm weather to open the hives.

The experience days are held on weekdays. If you are buying the day as a present I can supply a ‘gift voucher’ for you to print. To maintain the surprise, we can then set the date that works for both of us after the gift giving.

In the unlikely event that rain stops play on the date we have booked for your experience day, then we will reschedule to a day that works for you.

“Thank you for such an amazing day!”

“We both had a great day and my wife is very impressed that we managed to produce such beautiful work – all of which was thanks to your excellent coaching.  You made great use of our time and I’m still amazed that we managed to do quite so much in a few short hours.” – Patrick

“Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge and patience with us.” – Karen and Graham

“Wow what an amazing candle holder Dan made..I was gobsmacked….I absolutely loved it…thank you, Dan had an amazing time and hasn’t stopped talking about it….” – Leonie

“Thanks so much for making Henry’s day so enjoyable yesterday. He had a truly fabulous time and loved every minute of it. I am amazed and delighted at the sculpture he made in the time he had – his DT teacher was equally impressed. I think we have started something here! If you ever hear of any trainee opportunities, please let us know. He was still smiling at 3.30am when I woke him to go on his school trip to France.” – Rachel

9 thoughts on “Blacksmithing and beekeeping experience days

  1. Have you any dates available in August, my 19 year old son and I would like to try black smithing before he returns to university in September.

    Andy Baker
    Maldon, Essex.

    1. Hi Andy
      I have replied to your email but have not received a response, so my messages may not be getting to you, hence also putting up a reply here.

  2. Hi I was wondering if you would be available on Monday 28/11 to do a blacksmith experience day for my partner and I for his birthday?
    Many thanks

  3. I am interested in doing a days blacksmithing and would like to know what days you have available and where you are situated thank you Karen Jackson

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