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Queen Marking Pen

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SKU
20837
Size: 1 Each
$3.99

Description

Description

Easily mark your queens with a small dot on their back (thorax) in order to quickly locate them inside the hive and track their age. In addition, marking queens makes it easy to see if they've been replaced or track when splitting your hives.

From our experience in marking queens, Japanese Uni POSCA Paint Pens work the best because they have a fine, soft tip with a good applicator. The identifying dot should be small so that it doesn't cover any other part of the queen.  Normally, queens are marked before they are introduced to a new colony.  We recommend using this paint pen in combination with our queen marking tube for a gentler and safer application. The paint should be completely dry before the queen is released into the colony.

There is an International Queen Marking Color Code system that beekeepers follow and all orders will be fulfilled with the correct color for the current year.

Color

 Years Ending 

 White/Gray   1 or 6
Yellow 2 or 7
Red 3 or 8
Green 4 or 9
Blue 5 or 0

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With almost 50 years of experience in the honey industry, GloryBee knows honey. Honey is more than a sugar source and sweetener; it is a highly complex all-natural ingredient with a unique story. Honey is the clean-label sweetener highly trending as an ingredient across many product categories including baked goods, dressings & sauces, cocktails, snacks, bars, and more.

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About GloryBee

For nearly 50 years we've worked with the top beekeepers and ingredient suppliers across the globe to create a resilient supply chain of the highest quality honey and ingredients in the world.