While marking a queen yesterday I had a very odd experience. I had just let her walk into the marking tube and before I put the plunger in the queen shot out a clear liquid from her hindquarters all over my counter. It was a bunch of small droplets, perfectly clear.
As I was under the impression honeybees did not urinate this struck me as odd. Anyone else ever see something similar? She was acting perfectly normal before and after, but she had been through a rough treatment by USPS prior to this.