My Buckfast queen arrived in the post three weeks ago, Saturday 30th June, from Keld Brandstrup of buckfast.dk. She was labelled “KB463 Random mated Green” but I thought that sounded a bit clinical so she shall be known as “Danish Lady”. She is marked green, out of step with this year’s queen colour which would be yellow, maybe they have a different scheme in Denmark; but given one of the last times I marked an clipped a queen I killed one I’m not going to try with her. I also noted that I think she is not clipped, which I should really get on with sorting out; I don’t want her disappearing on me. She has made a brilliant start anyway, laying really well, her hive is really nice and calm and they have started storing a nice frame or two of honey.