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.

  • Virginia and Ben
    Virginia returned to volunteer on the farm for a second time, for ten weeks, and Ben for his third time, for two weeks. It's always lovely to have wwoof volunteers come back to us and help again.
  • Spring cleaning the farm shop
    The farm shop only closes for three days every year (Chrsitmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year's Day), so we have to take the opportunity to give it a good clean and tidy (last year we painted the floor too). Virginia and Ilaria spent all day yesterday doing this, and we were open again at […]
  • Christmas farmers' market
    To support the turning on of St. Just's Christmas lights, and the walking nativity, the farmers' market opened for the evening of Friday 13th December, offering all the usual stalls, plus mulled wine and mince pies, with a special guest appearance by the incredible Pendeen Silver Band playing carols.

Bosavern Community Farm,

St Just,

Penzance,

Cornwall,

TR19 7RD.

01736 788454

info@bosaverncommunity
farm.org.uk

Farm Shop

Monday - Sunday

11am - 6pm