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.

  • Bee garden update
    Our bee-friendly garden is looking stunning this summer, mainly due to Ian's hard work and pottering, ably assisted by Teesh, Ben, and many other volunteers.The wildflower meadow beneath the community mural - wildflowers include corncockles, cornflowers, charlock, poppies and borage.The living roof on the bee-ed-shed is starting to take hold.The herb hexagon.If you want to […]
  • Tomatoes 2017
    The following are photos of some of the varieties of tomatoes we are growing this year:-Big pink juicy "berner rose".Tasty brown "chocolate cherry".Delightfully furrowed "costoluto di Fiorentina".That old favourite "gardener's delight".A new one for us this year, and already the blackbird's favourite, "Italian beef heart".Another from the excellent Real Seed Catalogue, "Jen's tangerine".The aptly named […]
  • Veg boxes on 21st July
    £10 "standard" veg box = cara pink-eyed potatoes, courgettes, broad beans, elephant garlic, rainbow chard, tomatoes, fresh basil, three peppers, and curly kale.£6 "small" veg box = cara pink-eyed potatoes, a sprig of lemon verbena, tomatoes, broad beans, elephant garlic, and rainbow chard.Phone us on 788454 to try a veg box this Friday.

Bosavern Community Farm,

St Just,

Penzance,

Cornwall,

TR19 7RD.

01736 788454

info@bosaverncommunity
farm.org.uk

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