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marking a queen
« on: May 09, 2007, 02:40:43 PM »
Hi!
i've read a lot about marking queens but somehow the "traditional" ways require more experience, plus i don't need to really have marked queens.
so i've been wondering how could i mark a queen the easyest possible way? now, i ask you because someone mentioned few months ago he simply applies some ink onto the queen. so..now you know which method interest me the most :)
what kind of ink?

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Re: marking a queen
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2007, 02:43:54 PM »
this is what I use and the color for this year...

http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com/products.asp?pcode=389Y
THAT's ME TO THE LEFT JUST 5 YEARS FROM NOW!!!!!!!!

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Re: marking a queen
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2007, 03:16:26 PM »
aha, great, but somehow i'm sure it cost only 2$ in any other store, just by the name "colour marker"

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Re: marking a queen
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2007, 03:31:24 PM »
Here is what I use to use.  $2.99


But I have now switched to these and like them better.
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Re: marking a queen
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2007, 11:12:37 PM »
I buy Enamel pens at the hardware store.

http://www.bushfarms.com/beesqueenrearing.htm

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Re: marking a queen
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2007, 07:36:07 AM »
HI!
another question about queen marking, but this aint physical marking, it's more of a keeping a record of queen.

what's in your opinion the best way to record queens? probably nothing huh :-D

i was thinking of...
K1 (Kolenc-last name of the person who gave me that queen) and 1 as in first now, her daughters would be
K11, K12, K13....
daughters of the K12:
K121, K122, K123

but this would get rather long throu years to come.

what do you think would be the best way, besides NOT keeping a record of queens :)

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Re: marking a queen
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2007, 11:44:33 PM »
You have your work cut out.
I once kept records on "Wabbits". Gets messy
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