Fondant and Matchsticks: Bee Hive Winter Preparations

Tub with fondant sitting on crown board.
Tub with fondant sitting on crown board.

This blog takes the reader through using Ambrosia fondant as a winter feed.  The blog briefly looks at ventilation with matchsticks.


7 thoughts on “Fondant and Matchsticks: Bee Hive Winter Preparations

  1. I’m on the verge of taking the plunge and getting myself a hive of bees. You work so hard at yours. Living in Sydney we don’t have to worry about winter, our bees can fly out and collect all year round. And we don’t have veroa mites (yet). I read your posts to learn and to breathe a sigh of relief at how easy I’ve got it. I have a lot to learn though so I’ll keep reading – please keep posting.

    1. Charlton Estate Trust 13 October 2012 — 2:16 pm

      Thank-you. I would recommend that you join a local beekeeper’s association, so you get hands on experience and have a network for advice before you begin in earnest.

  2. do you think its possible to keep bees in a small garden? also with kids around? we have bees in our garden that are lovely and I’d love to have a go but wondered if it is too risky? would be great to know what you think.

    1. Charlton Estate Trust 14 October 2012 — 2:48 pm

      Yes, so long as everyone knows there is bees in the garden. So long as the bee hive has its own corner of the garden, which is farthest from the neighbours house. 🙂

      1. thanks thats good advice.

      2. Hi, we keep our bees in our family garden and have sited the hives within the chicken run so that there is a net fence between the lawn and the hives. This stops children getting too close by accident…

        Within a metre or so they have flown out and above head height… Go for it!!

  3. Sweets for bees…Lucky bees! 😉

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