How often do queens faint during marking?
I had one I thought I had killed a little over a week ago because she was not moving only breathing and her rear end was open and squirted out clear liquid from her rear as well. She would not move for at least ten minutes or more when I put her on a top bar and closed up the hive expecting her to die. A week later I found a very nice pattern of eggs and larva and a beautiful marked queen laying away. I was dumbfounded.
Does this happen often. I'm not sure she fainted. I have a feeling she had a near death experience, lol!