St Just, Cornwall. 01736 788454

 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.

  • Veg boxes 12th January
    French breakfast radishes bagged in the polytunnel ready to go into veg boxes.£6 box - radishes, leeks, potatoes, kale, pumpkin portion, and a lettuce.£10 box - all the above plus pak choi, Oriental greens, jerusalem artichokes, and parsley.Please email us on vegbox.bcf@bcents.org to inquire about or order yours.
  • Thorid
    Our German wwoofer Thorid left the farm on Thursday after volunteering with us for 6 weeks over Christmas and New Year. Despite Thorid suffering then recovering from tonsilitis during that time, it was good to have her, and we send her many thanks for all her hard work.
  • The beauty of early winter mornings

Bosavern Community Farm,

St Just,

Penzance,

Cornwall,

TR19 7RD.

01736 788454

info@bosaverncommunity
farm.org.uk

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