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”.

 There is a great synergy between the farm, myself, the bees and the crops from which the whole community benefits.”

Matt Pitt of the Cornish Black Bee Company

 

Our bees

Our bees

In May 2014 Bosavern invited Matt Pitt of the Cornish Black Bee Company to create a traditional farmer/beekeeper relationship, whereby the crops, fruits and wildflowers on the farm would all benefit from the bees’ pollination services and the farm would provide an outlet for Matt to sell the honey produced by the bees on the farm.

 

Bee hives in the corner of home field

Bee hives in the corner of home field

In July 2014 we  welcomed Matt and 4 hives of native Cornish Black Bees to a sheltered spot on the farm.
Since then we have run, in partnership, 3 Introduction to Bee-keeping courses, and a Honey Harvesting workshop, training 20 people in total. We have also rescued two swarms and safely re-homed them.

 

Inspecting the hives on a beekeeping workshop at Bosavern Community Farm

Inspecting the hives on a beekeeping workshop at Bosavern Community Farm

One of our full time volunteers, Nikki, has been working as a ‘bee-keeper’s apprentice’ to Matt for the last year and is now working with Matt to develop a training and education apiary on the farm.

  • Jake
    Jake, from New York (seen here transplanting onions into our seventh permanent raised bed), left this morning after volunteering with us for two weeks. Thanks Jake for your help, and enjoy yourself in Bath!
  • Moving chicken sheds
    We like to move our three chicken sheds into a fresh field every two years as part of our crop rotation - this time it took three years because last year we were so busy - but yesterday we took the plunge. In June we will plough up the field where they have spent the […]
  • Arin
    Arin, a wwoofer from the USA, has moved on from the farm this morning to continue her tour of the UK. We'd like to thank Arin for her help over the past two weeks (and special thanks for the interesting book she left for us), and wish her all the best in her onward travels.Arin […]

Bosavern Community Farm,

St Just,

Penzance,

Cornwall,

TR19 7RD.

01736 788454

info@bosaverncommunity
farm.org.uk

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