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  1. #1
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    Default Marking Swarm Queens

    What are your thoughts on marking swarm queens? What color do you use and why? I would like my swarm queens to be marked with a color other than that used on my bred queens. I would also like to have some idea of when I caught them/age.





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    Default Re: Marking Swarm Queens

    Every year I buy 2 color pens, this year it was the standard green and neon green. When I want to mark a queen as special, she gets the neon green. I just use a variant of the year though, that way I can still tell the year in which she came from, but know she isn't one of the "ususal" ones.

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    Default Re: Marking Swarm Queens

    Great idea! Thanks!

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    Default Re: Marking Swarm Queens

    Since all my queens come from swarms and cutouts, I just use white because it offers the best contrast for my aging eyes.
    TxBeek. KTBHs. Victoria, Tx. along the Gulf coast. Zone 9b.
    Treatment free bees from traps and cutouts.

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    Default Re: Marking Swarm Queens

    I use white for unknown queens know queens gets the proper color
    David

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    Default Re: Marking Swarm Queens

    What about the white year?
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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