Good queen bee or bad queen bee
I've heard many beekeepers comment about how good their queen looks when inspecting their hives and its got me wondering if one can tell how good a queen is by how it looks. Also the same thing for Queen cells.
Re: Good queen bee or bad queen bee
Any healthy laying queen looks good to me. The fatter the better. I don't think you can really tell just by looking though. I've had scrawny looking queens that had really good laying patterns in a very healthy robust hive making lots of honey.