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Queen colors
« on: January 10, 2014, 11:09:21 pm »
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Re: Queen colors
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2018, 12:11:02 pm »
Is it just me? I can't see any attachment.

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Re: Queen colors
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2018, 12:12:27 pm »
I see a question mark.
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Re: Queen colors
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2018, 12:52:52 pm »
Here it is, but the first post is too old for me to modify. Maybe a mod can move it up.


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"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me . . . Anything can happen, child. Anything can be"

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Re: Queen colors
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2018, 05:54:50 pm »
I have never messed with coloring my queens although I think with my eyes getting worse it would come in handy. I know some do and some don't. What do most folks do?

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Re: Queen colors
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2018, 06:21:06 pm »
I don't. I have to laugh when a new beek says they are going to keep naturally,then mark and clip the queens. Doesn't seem all that natural to me.
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Re: Queen colors
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2018, 06:31:28 pm »
Nice color!

I keep the Cordovan queens and have the daughters mated with the local carnis drones.
This way I can spot the queen faster.  Imagine one yellow queen standing out when other bees are darker on the
frame. Spotting the queen is easy.

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Re: Queen colors
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2018, 07:33:17 pm »
I used to just use white, stands out and is easy to see.
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Re: Queen colors
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2018, 10:05:34 pm »
Iddee,  all those queens look to be the same color to me... :cool:

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Re: Queen colors
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2018, 11:09:52 pm »
Like I said,Texan, I don't mark'em. They are all the same in my hives.   :tongue:   :cheesy:
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