Now that it is colder we can no longer feed the bees using sugar and water. If we keep feeding them this way the weather will cause the water will cool down the hive.
This in turn will result in the bees using more energy and food stores to heat the hive.
To feed the bees we now need to use a special fondant. It will not freeze and it will give the bees plenty of energy.
The bees were not happy about having the feeders removed but once they realise it is being replaced with delicious fondant they will calm down quite quickly… or so Mr Green hopes!