Queen Marking Combo

Mark your queen bee for location and identification using this complete kit that includes a marking tube and pen.

  • Item Code: QMC1
  • 13.95 USDPrice: $13.95

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The colorfast ink pen in this queen marking kit is used for indicating the year a queen is introduced to a hive. Marking a queen helps you to locate her so that you can safely transfer resources to other hives. You can also confirm that she has not been replaced. The Queen Marking Tube is a safe and efficient way to mark queens. When using the Queen Marking Tube, place the queen in the tube and gently confine her against the plastic screen with the sponge plunger. Once she is confined against the plastic screen, gently mark her thorax with the queen marking pen.

There is a purpose to the color used to mark a queen! While you can purchase whatever color you wish, beekeepers use the following colors to track the age of their queens.

  • Years Ending in #1 & #6: White
  • Years Ending in #2 & #7: Yellow
  • Years Ending in #3 & #8: Red
  • Years Ending in #4 & #9: Green
  • Years Ending in #5 & #0: Blue

Product Specifications:

Marking Pen

  • 10 milliliters of paint
  • Dimensions: 5 3/4" long x 5/8" dia
  • Weight: 1 1/2 oz

Marking Tube

  • Dimensions closed: 5 1/2" long x 1 3/8" dia
  • Dimensions open: 8 1/4" long x 1 3/8" dia
  • Weight: 1 1/2 oz

Watch the video below for tips on testing and using the Queen Marking Pen: