If you are concerned about a swarm of bees contact your local Swarm liaison officer
Queen Marking colours – The year 2017 will be YELLOW
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