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 2nd June 2017
    Pictured above is a standard veg box at £10, containing potatoes, chard, mixed herbs, spring greens, cauliflower, mixed salad leaves, courgettes, and rhubarb.The small box, at £6, contained potatoes, chard, courgettes, cauliflower, and mixed salad leaves.
  • First tomatoes of 2017
    On Saturday 27th May we picked our first tomatoes of 2017, the earliest we've ever managed, due to a mixture of experience and good weather. 135g of Sungold, not enough to sell in the shop, but they were very tasty! We hope to have plenty more soon...Imogen Polytunnel full of tomato vines.The first few Sungold […]
  • Lena
    Lena, from Germany, left the farm yesterday after three weeks with us, and we'd also like to thank her for her help.Lena planting onions, with Martin, Andy and Rob spreading compost in the background.

Bosavern Community Farm,

St Just,

Penzance,

Cornwall,

TR19 7RD.

01736 788454

info@bosaverncommunity
farm.org.uk

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