The Question and Answer section for Fantastic Mr. Fox is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Farmer Bean eats no food. Instead, he subsists solely on gallons of hard apple cider, which he makes himself.
The three farmers camped outside the fox hole. They figured if they could dig him out.... they would starve him out.
No, I don't believe the farmers wil discover the tunnel..... unless, of course, Dahl decides to write a sequel and needs them to switch locations. The farmers finding and destroying the tunnel would give Dahl the opening of a whole new story.