There are good reasons to have your queens marked, including:

  1. Ease in locating the queen during inspections.
  2. Confirm the hive hasn’t swarmed.
  3. Confirm the queen hasn’t been superseded. This can be very important in areas that have Africanized honeybees.

Unfortunately, many folks don’t have marked queens. Whether it not being an option when the purchased their queens, not wanting to pay the extra money to have it done, or they have raised their own queens.

For those that realize the benefit of having marked queens and would like to mark their queens, I have included a short demonstration video below.