This cage makes life simple. It is designed to allow accompanying workers to attend the queen while being transported. The workers can then be removed and the cage slotted down between the frames suspended by the eyelet and allowing the introduction of the new queen to the hive. Plenty of contact holes yet not too many so the queen can still retreat if necessary.
Queen Marker Pens
These are quick drying waterbased pens ideal for marking queen bees. Will not dry out and are very easy to apply.
Year colours as follows, year ending:
1 or 6 White
2 or 7 Yellow
3 or 8 Red
4 or 9 Green
5 or 0 Blue
Chinese Grafting Tool
The tool of choice that I use to graft larvae from my breeding colonies.