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Queen Marking colours – The year 2024 will be Green
The international agreed colour code for years ending with the following numbers is as follows:-
1 or 6 = WHITE: 2 or 7 = Yellow: 3 or 8 =Red:: 4 or 9 = Green:: 0 or 5 = Blue.

This can be remembered by the phrase

Why You Rear Good Bees

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