Catching and Marking Queens - Page 2
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 21 to 23 of 23
  1. #21
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Location
    Nacogdoches, TX, USA
    Posts
    253

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by crofter View Post
    Probably would not happen often but you can manage to squish a queen if she is trying hard to escape through one of the slots in the flex slide as you pull it back. If there are quite a few workers in with her is often not easy to see exactly where she is.

    That really makes you hate yourself but I did not see that one coming.
    Haha yeah I feel your pain. First time I caught one, I only had her by 1 leg and she did a 180 and I had a 5-legged queen. Lol. Put her back in the nuc as an experiment and found her dead on the front porch a few days later. Kicking myself in the tail for that one.

  2. Remove Advertisements
    BeeSource.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #22
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Hubert, North Carolina
    Posts
    381

    Default Re: Catching and Marking Queens

    Be careful catching queens by a wing, which can easily be torn. It's better to pick her up by both wings.

  4. #23
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Crown Point, NY, USA
    Posts
    678

    Default Re: Catching and Marking Queens

    I do things differently these days. "EVERY" queen gets caught by my hive tool "EVERY" year. I keep only young queens since there free. So why mark them. My method is here: https://www.beesource.com/forums/sho...ld-that-treats

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •