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.

DSC_0070

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

  • Elsie and Mathieu
    Elsie, from Australia, left the farm yesterday after her stay with us, and Mathieu, from Brittany, will be leaving tomorrow after his stay - so thank you both for your contributions during your time with us.Mathieu, on the far left of this photo, hoeing the kale patch with Vicky, Ann, Callum, Kevin, Nymphea, and Soroya.
  • Tomorrow's veg boxes
    Tomorrow's veg boxes will contain:-Standard £10 box - 1kg Maris Peer new potatoes, 500g courgettes, 200g kale, 200g spring greens, 50 basil, 200g tomatoes, 140g French beans, a cucumber, 250g aubergines, and 500g onions.Small £6 box - 1kg Maris Peer new potatoes, 500g courgettes, 200g kale, 200g tomatoes, a cucumber, and 500g onions.Anybody having any […]
  • Nymphea and Aisling
    Nymphea, from France, left the farm yesterday, and Aisling from Coventry left today, having completed their volunteering stays with us through the WWOOF UK organisation. It is volunteers like these who run our shop every day, and look after our chickens every day, as well as doing a lot of work on the farm alongside […]

Bosavern Community Farm,

St Just,

Penzance,

Cornwall,

TR19 7RD.

01736 788454

info@bosaverncommunity
farm.org.uk

Farm Shop

Monday - Sunday

11am - 6pm