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.

  • Veg boxes for Friday 15th November.
    In this weeks' veg boxes we are planning to have:-Jack-be-little squash,leeks,the last of our cucumbers for this season (one or two depending on size),either Ambo or Maris Peer potatoes,kale (whichever variety is most plentiful),a bunch of carrots,beetroot,onions,and a cabbage.The small boxes (£6 each) will have the first 6 items, and the standard boxes (£10 each) […]
  • Storm damage
    A section of the packing shed roof blown away. Thankfully this happened on a Saturday morning after all but 3 of our veg boxes had already been collected/delivered on the Friday.Barometer reading on Sunday 4th November.Waterlogging inside the polytunnels.And outside too.Over night from Friday 1st to Saturday 2nd November the first big storm of the […]
  • Tomorrow's veg boxes
    Tomorrow we are providing 49 veg boxes to local people, so we have done the bulk of the harvesting today, with a little bit to do in the morning, plus the fresh artisan bread and local organic milk to go in.A wheelbarrow full of various cabbages from our market garden.Rex harvesting leeks, and Ben black […]

Bosavern Community Farm,

St Just,

Penzance,

Cornwall,

TR19 7RD.

01736 788454

info@bosaverncommunity
farm.org.uk

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