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fatshark 

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Very pleased to successfully mark a queen for the first time three weeks ago. Less pleased that the paint has now almost completely disappeared. I used one of the Thorne's marking pens (in white as I'm coloured blind). I've read that some people use Humbrol. Is this a bit more hard wearing? I assume it's the acrylic and not the enamel paint.

I've got half a dozen more to mark in the next fortnight and don't want to have to repeat it every month.

What do you use?

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Tippex......generally lasts at least a year.

But I did notice in another bee supply catalogue, their queen marking pens were Zig posterman chalk markers....aka, the writing you see on a blackboard outside pubs and the likes advertising the menu. They would be available (at less cost) from stationary/artist shops.

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Oh dear, I've just bought a Thorne's pen in anticipation of a bit of marking. The omens are good - I listened to the "queenless" hives this evening and hear clear piping and (I think) quacking, so the various queens are probably slaughtering the un-hatched as I write this.
 

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