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 17th November
    Small veg box - Charlotte potatoes, chard, rocket, leeks, celeriac, and a pumpkin portion.Standard veg box - Charlotte potatoes, chard, rocket, leeks, celeriac, pumpkin portion, red Russian kale, gem squash, Jerusalem artichokes, a rocoto chilli, and a sprig of Vietnamese coriander.
  • Sunset over the farm
    Three views of today's stunning sunset - from the top brassica field......across Home Field towards the farm buildings and sea......and seen through a polytunnel.
  • Flo
    Flo (Florian), from Pau in the south of France, left our farm on Wednesday to head to his next wwoof assignment near Falmouth. We'd like to thank Flo for his 6 weeks with us, and wish him well on his new farm.Our next wwoofer, Clement, arrived that evening, giving us just enough time to carpet, […]

Bosavern Community Farm,

St Just,

Penzance,

Cornwall,

TR19 7RD.

01736 788454

info@bosaverncommunity
farm.org.uk

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