Marking the Queen

One of the challenges of beekeeping is finding the one, very important queen in a hive.

Fellow Fort Leonard Wood Beekeeper Cheryl decided to mark her queens with these magic makers. She captures the queen in the blue jar, then adds a dot with the sponge on the queen's back.

It would be so much easier if the queen was more like the little princesses I know and wore a teeny tiny tiara.