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.

  • Bethany, Celine, Martin and Mira
    The team of four wwoofers who helped us during hay harvest (and a lot more besides) have all left the farm over the weekend. Bethany (from Falmouth, on her third visit), Celine (from France), Martin (from Germany), and Mira (from Italy) all came to the end of their volunteering stays with us, and we thank […]
  • Veg boxes 1st September
    Standard veg box for £10 (or £11 delivered to your door) - Charlotte salad potatoes, mixed salad leaves, French beans, ring-of-fire chillies, courgette(s), pepper(s), red Russian kale, rainbow chard, leeks (from Cargease Organics), and a sprig of Vietnamese corainder.Our small veg box for £6 (or £7 delivered), contained the above minus the salad, beans, leeks, […]
  • Hay 2017
    This year was our biggest hay harvest to date, producing 1000 bales from 4 fields. We cut the 3 fields included in our Entry Level Stewardship scheme, plus a small field at the top of the farm. The fields were cut on Thursday, turned on Saturday, baled on Sunday evening, then gathered and stacked in […]

Bosavern Community Farm,

St Just,

Penzance,

Cornwall,

TR19 7RD.

01736 788454

info@bosaverncommunity
farm.org.uk

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