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”.

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.

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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…

bee with orange pollen on its legs on the outside of a beehive

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.

bees carrying pollen into the hive

Bees entering bee hive at Bosavern Community Farm

Update by Nikki

  • Veg box hubs
    As well as being able to collect your veg box from the farm itself, or having it delivered to your door for a £1 delivery charge, you can collect from one of our three hubs around Penwith:-The North Inn in Pendeen - http://www.thenorthinnpendeen.co.uk (we have usually delivered there by 1pm on Fridays);CafeArt in St Ives […]
  • Winter
    This season the worst winter weather has come in February, bringing hail, sleet, snow, gales, and plenty of rain, but no negative temperatures and no frost.We haven't felt able to open both doors to our packing shed and shop yet this month.Hail in drifts across the black plastic mulch on the market garden, where we […]
  • David
    We have had another David to wwoof with is, this time from Segovia in Spain. David volunteered with us for 2 weeks before heading off to his next wwoof adventure on the Lizard Peninsula. Muchas gracias a David para ayudanos!David sowing some of our 3250 onions in the propagation tunnel (Bedfordshire Champions in this instance).

Bosavern Community Farm,

St Just,

Penzance,

Cornwall,

TR19 7RD.

01736 788454

info@bosaverncommunity
farm.org.uk

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