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  1. #1
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    Default Queen Marking Fail -or- Can you spot the Queen?

    Well, this was certainly the worst job of marking a queen I've ever done. However, that unfortunate incident occurred over 2 weeks ago when a thunderstorm came up out of nowhere and surprised us. It started raining while I was still waiting for the paint to dry, and I rushed it. I was afraid that I might have killed her, but she is laying up a storm. She has 5 full frames of brood. It was a package I got from Tim at Honey Hive Farms. Anyway, I'm guessing even the inexperienced won't have trouble spotting this queen!

    QueenMarkingFailS.jpgCanYouSpotTheQueenS.jpgCanYouSpotTheQueen2S.jpgBroodPatternS.jpgBroodPattern2S.jpg

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    Default Re: Queen Marking Fail -or- Can you spot the Queen?

    Success is all in the eye of the bee-holder and the Bee-marker. In this case for sure its guaranteed for the bee-spotter? I found her...

    If you start to get any of those drones with white or purple eyes you know what happened.

    Marking queens takes practice. Try some drones to get yourself all prepared for the next time....

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    Default Re: Queen Marking Fail -or- Can you spot the Queen?

    If you ever have problems finding that queen, I'll bet she's not in the hive.

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    Default Re: Queen Marking Fail -or- Can you spot the Queen?

    Or you need cornea transplants

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    Default Re: Queen Marking Fail -or- Can you spot the Queen?

    Or you just need to slow down and relax .. that bobbing backside swaying will decloak her invisiblity
    "Anytime you see someone more successful than you are, they are doing something you aren't."

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    Default Re: Queen Marking Fail -or- Can you spot the Queen?

    I usually do much better:
    WellMarkedS.jpg

    or at least I did last year!
    Last edited by oldfordguy; 06-08-2014 at 05:45 PM. Reason: added last year

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    Default Re: Queen Marking Fail -or- Can you spot the Queen?

    You got to call her shreck

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    Default Re: Queen Marking Fail -or- Can you spot the Queen?

    It's the Green Lantern super bee!

    Just marked two today for my cousin and one yesterday. It is much better with an extra two hands to help.

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    Default Re: Queen Marking Fail -or- Can you spot the Queen?

    Being very red-green colorblind, the humor is completely lost on me, which is humorous in its own right. I wish i could see the color, but I can only spot them by the rump shape and shade.

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    Default Re: Queen Marking Fail -or- Can you spot the Queen?

    I could see her in the thumbnail picture without enlarging it.

    buzzleblast, my son is colorblind as well. I wish I could see what he sees so I would know how things look to him.
    Purveyor of almost organic honey and treatment free bees.

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    Default Re: Queen Marking Fail -or- Can you spot the Queen?

    Its hard to explain, but I guess we learn to adapt. I deal more in shape and movement like I said, but there is always a vague background fear that I wont see the queen. I guess it'll go away eventually, but every time I see her (or them in the case of my 'recently queenless but several queens hatching now' hive) its a triumph that those who can just spot the dot will never know.

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    Default Re: Queen Marking Fail -or- Can you spot the Queen?

    My genetics professor had a son who was color blind, when they found out, he leaned over to his wife and said, "It's your fault....."

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    Default Re: Queen Marking Fail -or- Can you spot the Queen?

    one of the best painters we have a work is color blind. If you mix up labels on paint it can really mess him up, but he can blend in repair jobs seamlessly. He can also see old repair jobs that no one else can see. What he lacks in color vision I think he makes up for in huges or contrast ( if that makes sense)

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