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.

  • Elsie and Mathieu
    Elsie, from Australia, left the farm yesterday after her stay with us, and Mathieu, from Brittany, will be leaving tomorrow after his stay - so thank you both for your contributions during your time with us.Mathieu, on the far left of this photo, hoeing the kale patch with Vicky, Ann, Callum, Kevin, Nymphea, and Soroya.
  • Tomorrow's veg boxes
    Tomorrow's veg boxes will contain:-Standard £10 box - 1kg Maris Peer new potatoes, 500g courgettes, 200g kale, 200g spring greens, 50 basil, 200g tomatoes, 140g French beans, a cucumber, 250g aubergines, and 500g onions.Small £6 box - 1kg Maris Peer new potatoes, 500g courgettes, 200g kale, 200g tomatoes, a cucumber, and 500g onions.Anybody having any […]
  • Nymphea and Aisling
    Nymphea, from France, left the farm yesterday, and Aisling from Coventry left today, having completed their volunteering stays with us through the WWOOF UK organisation. It is volunteers like these who run our shop every day, and look after our chickens every day, as well as doing a lot of work on the farm alongside […]

Bosavern Community Farm,

St Just,

Penzance,

Cornwall,

TR19 7RD.

01736 788454

info@bosaverncommunity
farm.org.uk

Farm Shop

Monday - Sunday

11am - 6pm