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.

  • Revamping the packing shed
    Our packing shed, which used to be the cow shed when it was a dairy then beef farm, is a huge space primarily used for storing miscellaneous items. But last weekend we sorted it out and created a much more useable space, with a larger packing and collection area, and a new seating area for […]
  • Recent veg boxes
    Spring greens, ready to pack into last week's veg boxes.Last Friday's veg £10 veg box - cauliflower, leeks, swede, beetroot, lettuce, potatoes, mixed herbs, Chinese leaves, chard, and kale.Harvesting leeks.Picking French breakfast radish early on a Friday morning.We deliver veg boxes all around St. Just, Pendeen, Sennen, St. Buryan, Porthcurnoe, Newlyn, Mousehole, Penzance, Sancreed, and […]
  • Thursday picking and packing volunteers
    Every Thursday we spend all day picking and packing veg for our veg boxes and restaurant orders, both of which go out on a Friday morning. We are currently blessed with a wonderful team of local volunteers who come to help us harvest, whether rain or shine. Many many thanks to Anne, Ben, Ian, Jenny, […]

Bosavern Community Farm,

St Just,

Penzance,

Cornwall,

TR19 7RD.

01736 788454

info@bosaverncommunity
farm.org.uk

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