At last, after having had a bee as the farms' logo for the past four years, we now have bee hives on the farm (organised by Nikki). Matt from the Cornish Black Bee Company sited four hives on the farm early in August, and the bees have already been busy in the comfrey patch, borage patch (we use the flowers in our salad bags), wild flowers, sunflowers in the farmyard, and have hopefully been fertilising our vegetables as well as making honey. Their delicious honey is already available in the farm shop, extracted from the same bees but before they came to our farm.
Four beehives in a filed corner, with apple tree.
Our borage patch in the market garden.
One of the sunflowers grown by Nikki in the farmyard.