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the naked beekeeper 

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Up until now, I've only fed it in small enough amounts where I could squash it flat and fit over the feedhole and under the roof, but how would I go about feeding a bigger amount?? Any more and my roof wouldn't fit over.

Would I have to add an empty super above them?

I just don't want that that to be a major source of heatloss in that cavity.

I guess, maybe that cold doesn't matter so long as they have the stores to keep energised??
 

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Add super, add fondant and cover with an old blanket.

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EKe EkE Eke....


a 73 mm or 75mm Eke under the crown board to lift it over the fondant roll direct on the frames and no queen excluder

why 73mm that half width of a pine 146mm x 18mm plank from B&Q or 75mm if you use older 6" by 3/4 floorboard off a skip, simple butt joints (most of it is under the roof sides)

in an emegency like a swarm then a 73/75mm eke plus super makes an emergency brood box or two 75mm plus super ( i use 2x super) give a tight emergency 14x12

i tend to use Ambrosia fondant, i am just too messy making my own candy, her in doors complains when she sticks to the floor
 
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