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!