Re: Marking a queen..what can you use use for "paint"
I like the paint bottles better than the markers anyway. I once 'primed' a marker for use then laid it down on the tailgate of my truck while I went and caught my queen. Little did I realize that lying there in the sun a bit of pressure built up in the marker. When I touched it to her thorax, a huge puddle of pain blurped all over her, coating about half of her body. Ruined a great queen - lesson learned.
Once the bee is inside, Mr. Veil is no longer your friend.