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marking queens

  1. Bee Forum
    Starting my very first hive and the bees that I ordered do not offer a option to mark the queen. I have read about bee marking plungers (I'm not ready to try to hold her by the wings or feet). What is the best way to mark a queen that is being shipped in her cage with my russian bees? Should I...
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    Here is a photo of my homemade queen marking tube. This is made from a pill bottle with a non child-proof cap, a piece of cardboard (single-face corrugated wrap would be nice),a piece of netting, a small slice of light foam rubber, and a piece of paper to dress up the plunger, some...