Here are photos of our veg boxes from March, a mixture of our own produce and brought in veg from a local organic farm near Penzance. To order your veg box, please give us a call on 01736 788454 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Small boxes are £6 and standard boxes are £10. Collection from the farm or we can deliver veg boxes to your door for only £1 extra in the following areas – St Just, Pendeen, Morvah, Treen (Gurnard’s Head), Sennen, St Buryan, Crean, Paul, Newlyn, Mousehole, Lamorna, Porthcurno, Penzance, Madron, Heamoor, Newbridge, and anywhere in between. You can add our fresh free-range eggs, Vicky’s bread and Treen Farm organic milk to your box too.
A beautiful warm, sunny afternoon – the first day of spring has finally arrived and we are so happy that 5 out of 5 colonies have made it through winter. We attribute this high percentage to our ‘bee centered’ approach to bee keeping – we left each hive with a super (box) of their own honey for them to eat during cold winter days when forage is rare and conditions are too cold to fly in.
Many bee keepers, however, take all the honey then feed the bees sugar. We believe this is detrimental to the health of the bees, it’s like us working hard all year growing and harvesting loads of lovely organic veg then someone coming along and taking it all and replacing it with a winter’s supply of baked beans. I imagine we would be pretty sick come the end of winter too…
Note the colours of pollen coming into the hives in the photos. Judging by the little that is blooming at the moment, the orange is likely to be dandelion and the yellow from our willow – both of which are important early food sources.
Update by Nikki
Throughout our exciting project to create a Community Bee Garden and Bee Ed-Shed at Bosavern Community Farm there will be events, meetings, talks, and of course lots of fun activities and outdoors work- we hope you will join us!
Keep up to date with our progress by:
…or best of all by coming to the farm to get involved. Contact Nikki for more information on 01736 788454 or email email@example.com.
With the farm waterlogged and polytunnels being battered by the repeated high winds, we’re still out in all weathers harvesting veg, and the polytunnels are really helpful at this time of year, allowing us to get an early start on sowing tomatoes, aubergines and peppers as well as sheltering crops such as green sprouting broccoli and our mixed salad leaves. Call 01736 788454 to order your box.
Here are the veg boxes from February so far:
Items marked * are organically grown near Penzance, all other items are grown on Bosavern Community Farm.
Thanks to funding from Grow Wild at Kew Gardens, we’re going to be building an Education Apiary and Bee-Ed-Shed at Bosavern Community Farm in 2016. This will include an observation hive so that visitors, school groups and budding bee-keepers can take a look inside a working bee hive to watch these fascinating and important insects at work.
We will be creating a bee garden behind our barn to encourage, shelter, and nurture these important pollinators.
We’ll soon be posting more news about how you can get involved. If you or your school or youth group would like to help us with creating the garden, please contact Nikki at the farm (01736 788454).