Queen Marking

Marking your Queen

An internationally agree scheme for marking queens means that you will be able to recognise the year she hatched.  This is really useful if you are lucky enough to collect a swarm with a marked queen.

White - Years ending 1 or 6

Yellow - Years ending 2 or 7

Red - Years ending 3 or 8

Green - Years ending 4 or 9

Blue - Years ending 5 or 0

Easy to remember:

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