paint on a wing
Processing honey this weekend, I had a mystery virgin queen show up in one of the boxes. Since it was handy, I grabbed her, grabbed my marking pen and put a dot on her. Too much paint came out and some of it smeared onto one of her wings. I wiped it as best I could, but there is still some on there. She is in now a nuc that I set up to catch all the strays coming from the honey supers, which worked great. Think she can still take a mating flight with a colorful wing?
Mistakes are the best taechers