What are those white dots in my honey comb? When inspecting your hive first thing in the spring after a long cold winter, you may pull out a frame that looks like the picture below. It is filled with white … Continue reading →
March 26, 2014 by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com | Comments Off on Marking Queens With Mike Palmer
Marking Queens With Mike Palmer
Vermont beekeeping guru Michael Palmer demonstrates how to catch, handle and mark queens in the field without harming them. He simply uses model paint and a piece of grass as his tools. After queen marking is complete, he explains how to safely cage a queen and her attendants. He stresses not touching the queens abdomen but instead moves her by grasping her wings and holds her by her thorax. Watch how easy bee expert Mike Palmer makes this look in his 2 minute video on safely handling and marking queens.