This solid, well-constructed queen marking tube is well-made and should put in years of use. The clever design makes it easy to catch the queen with one hand. To use this queen catcher, simply place the cylinder over the queen and push the flexible plastic gate closed with one finger. You can then push the plunger up with the same hand to mark the queen with a pen. After the ink has dried the queen can easily be released back into the hive. This is our safest and most reliable queen marking solution.
- Quality construction; unlike cheaper queen marking cylinders this one feels solid in the hand
- Safety stop at the top of the cylinder keeps the queen safe; even when the plunger is at the top position there is sufficient space for the queen
- Flexible plastic grate makes it easy to mark the queen without damaging her
- Foam cushion inside the queen catcher for her majesty's comfort
- Made in China.