you got me Robo
, I inspected all hives and some have capped drones but never seen any drones while inspecting. I have just never trusted myself holding a queen with my hands, in a week or so im going to learn grafting with a old time beekeeper, when I learn to raise my own queens I will mark all of them, so if I mishandle one i can replace her....
.... it take some time learning everything on you own, but many have done it before me but my short cut is the internet
, I might get the old beekeeper to show me how to mark one also without hurting her,, you know I was thinking, that was a kona italian queen that was in that hive and kona only has italians and carnies, could this queen with the strips be a carnie? never know will I