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This plastic tube holds the queen in place while you mark her on the thorax with a marking pen.
Help yourself locate your queen so you safely transfer resources to other hives. You may also confirm she has not been replaced.
When using the Queen Marking Tube, place the queen in the tube and gently confine her against the plastic screen with the sponge plunger. Once she is confined against the plastic screen, gently mark her thorax with the Queen Marking Pen.
The color indicates the year a queen is introduced into a hive. This is a safe, efficient marking method. NOTE: Pen not included. See Queen Marking Pen here.
You may also wish to try out the Queen Marker Cage.