Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Bee tags

Hey look! A source for bee tags on the internet! It's been a long time coming. The Bee works (www.beeworks.com). It used to be the case that bee tags were obtained by writing (in German) to some supplier in Germany, and there was no other easy way to contact that supplier. Thankfully someone else has stepped in and started selling these little plastic numbered markers, which are commonly used for marking intertidal critters like mussels, snails, limpets, crabs, and anything else with a hard outer surface. A little bit of superglue or fast-curing epoxy, and you're set. If the link above dies, you can try searching the web for "queen marking kits" or "queen marking tags".