The Queen Bee is a very important part of any bee colony. It is common practice to mark the Queen Bee for easy identification. Without the queen, the hive will perish, and perish fast! A color code exists within the beekeeping industry to indicate the year the queen was introduced. Paint should be given ample time to dry before the queen is released into the colony.
This marker pen is great for beekeepers to mark the queen, so as to identify the queen quickly. The mark makes the queen easier to find in a colony, particularly in a large populous colony, and sometimes when a queen hides.
There are 8 colors to choose from: yellow, red, purple, green, blue, orange, white and pink. It is however recommended that you use colors in the standard color code which are: white, yellow, red, green and blue.
The marker pens are water based and are easy to wipe off. They however have strong coverage and rich color and the mark won’t come off easily. The pens are durable and you can use them for a long time without needing to buy a new set. The pen body is made of plastic and the pen tip of wood.