St Just, Cornwall. 01736 788454
CSA Winner 2015

Joint winners of the Cornwall Sustainability Awards 2015 in the category “Best Contribution to a Sustainable Food Economy – From Nature to Plate”.

It’s been a difficult wet and windy winter for our bees. They are currently clustered tightly in a state of semi-hibernation, but on the last dry day, activity from all 5 hives was seen, which means that so far they are all overwintering well.

We do not artificially feed our bees unless absolutely necessary, as we believe feeding sugar has all kinds of negative implications for their health and well-being. So far they are happily munching their way through the extra honey stores of their own which we leave on for them.

 

Top bar hive at Bosavern Community Farm

Top Bar Hive being renovated at Bosavern Community Farm

We have been donated a lovely top bar hive by the Cornish Black Bee Company which we will be restoring over winter ready to catch a swarm in the spring to increase our stocks.

  • Recent work on the farm
    In between (and during!) being battered by storms wehave managed to get some things done:-Lines of mange-tout and sugar snap peas planted in a polytunnel.Kale for veg boxes harvested!All our leeks for next winter sown.Half the chicken field prepared ready to be this year's potato bed.New area tidied to become a wheelbarrow parking shed.Radishes sown […]
  • Peat-free potting compost
    We are now selling Petersfield professional-quality peat-free potting compost in the farm shop, priced at £8.70 per 40-litre sack.
  • Clem, Jun again, Riina and Louis
    Jun, in the foreground in hi-vis, picking chard for veg boxes.Clem, in front, and Riina, back left, helping to clean out a chicken shed.Louis converting an old pig shed into a plant pot store.Another four WWOOF volunteers have come and gone since I last updated this blog - Clemence from France, Jun from South Korea […]

Bosavern Community Farm,

St Just,

Penzance,

Cornwall,

TR19 7RD.

01736 788454

info@bosaverncommunity
farm.org.uk

Farm Shop

Monday - Sunday

11am - 6pm