St Just, Cornwall. 01736 788454

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 boxes 19th August 2017
    All the veg in last Friday's veg boxes was grown on the community farm, and was:-Small veg box (£6) - Charlotte salad potatoes, red Russian kale, a globe artichoke, a bunch of beetroot, courgettes, and peppers.Standard veg box (£10) - Charlotte salad potatoes, red Russian kale, a bunch of beetroot, courgettes, peppers, aubergines, French breakfast […]
  • Anais and Emma
    Anais and Emma, two friends from France, came to the community farm to wwoof with us for 3 weeks, and left on Friday to return to France via London. We send you our thanks for your help this summer, we're glad you had a lovely time with us, and we wish you the very best […]
  • Our next workshop on the farm - Sunday 20th.
    Landscape Painting Workshop @ Bosavern Community Farm Sunday 20thAugust 2017 11.30am – 4.30pm  £5.00 includes lunchBring your own materials Contact Sonja 01736 785 773 to book place

Bosavern Community Farm,

St Just,

Penzance,

Cornwall,

TR19 7RD.

01736 788454

info@bosaverncommunity
farm.org.uk

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