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  1. #1
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    Silex, Missouri, USA
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    Default Marking wild bees

    I just got through reading a forum on tracking wild bee hives, and I am left with a question:

    Do I need to mark the target bee with a special bee marker, or could I just use a regular fine tipped Sharpie.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Marking wild bees

    Big Box lumber store will have Rust-Oleum "Decorative Paint Pens" in their paint section. (That's what I use to mark queens)
    They cost around $3 each. It's oil-based enamel.
    Internet credibility is an oxymoron

  3. #3
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    Rensselaer County, NY, USA
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    Default Re: Marking wild bees

    You can also use water-based paint pens. I use Uni-Posca paint markers I buy on Amazon.

    Enj.

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Marking wild bees

    You can also use water-based paint pens. I use Uni-Posca paint markers I buy on Amazon.

    Enj.

  5. #5
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    Central Alabama, Shelby County
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    Default Re: Marking wild bees

    There is a nationwide Arts and Crafts store named Michael's. They have a nontoxic paint pen that works well. Two years and counting.

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