Queen Tools

The queen catcher is a great tool to have around for those times when it's just a good idea to grab your queen when you see her and put her aside in the shade while you work the hive.  After you've broken one or two of the plastic ones because you forgot it's in your pocket, it's time to go for the metal pro model.

Queen marking tubes and pens are a wonderful low-stress way to mark your queen.  Catch the queen into the tube then gently hold her steady against the screen with the soft plunger.  The mark color for 2016 is white.