I've heard of this but never witnessed it until last night. I was looking for a new queen to mark her and I just followed the piping. After marking with one of those nifty racing numbers (first one I've done), she was nice enough to perform again for the camera :thumbsup: I thought it was...
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.
Anyone know what to make of these?
First year beekeeper just south of downtown Milwaukee, WI. Got a late start after two dud queens, but thanks to beesource member geebob I now have a healthy colony with a locally mated, first...