I have been thinking about a couple of things and finally figure I should ask.
1. Has anyone ever caught a swarm where the queen was marked? I figure there has to be some instances of swarms leaving that have a marked queen and someone finding them.
I haven't yet. But that doesn't mean anything.
2. How do commercial beekeepers travel with bees? If they drive from Georgia or somewhere on the east coast do the close the hive and keep feeding them across the country? How long can the bees survive being shut in the hive as they travel?
I know, two things that are not related but have been on my mind so I thought I would ask.
I have screened bottom boards. I seal the entrances. I strap the bodies together.