Re: Queen Marking - a cautionary tale.
The last few days I've had a booger of a time trying to catch a queen that kept flying off. She hadn't started laying yet but I had marked her a week before this. I have queen clips and all that but I've found the easiest way (for me) is to hang her frame she's on, on my my frame perch and make sure the end of my paint pen is good and wet and just give her a quick dot while she's on the frame. I've done this several times now and it has been far easier than trying to run them down and worry about hurting them that way.
Human natural selection= just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself.