Re: What is the easiest way to # Queens
That woudl be great for marking hives. but not marking queens. for breeding if you are really going to control queens and know you blood lines the queen herself needs to be marked.
Originally Posted by RayMarler
Along that line I am assigning a color code to each blood line. All daughters from that line will be marked with that code. I use slightly different colors than I woudl use for marking queens for sale. Yellow for example becomes gold for my breeder queens. I am not concerned about marking my breeder queens for the year I am only concerned with marking them for their blood line. Since there will be relatively few breeder queens tracking their age etc will be done in the books. I may mark the hive with the same color so that I know what color the queen should be marked. this allows me to know if I had any queens return to the wrong colony and if so what blood line she was from. I like the number tabs but they only come in a limited number of colors. That is fine if all I want to do is tag my breeder queens. but it will not work to track bloodlines. I use nail polish so it is easy to find a wide selection of colors.
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