Finding Queen with black light

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dto001 

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Hi all, Just a quick question.
Has anyone ever used and UV pen for marking a queen so she can be found easier using a black light or would a black light just react with the other bees?
Just wondering this the other day
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pnkemp 

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For some reason reminds me of when I caught my first swarm in a nuc on my garage roof. I'd spotted a few dozen scouts but had no thought they'd moved in until the evening when I got up on a ladder to adjust the nuc slightly and saw a dozen or so of the girls peeking out the entrance in the torchlight basically going "What the hell you doin? We're SLEEPIN here!".
 
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