I was wondering how many clip there queens wings. I still do this due to losing queens on opening the hive and being clumsy from my arthritis. I have been told by other keepers that I am ruining the queen and that she runs a higher chance of supercedure or being killed.
I am reading Lanstroths book from the 1800's and he said he had never had a problem of the queen been killed because of this. He cut both sets of wings 2/3'ds of. I just do one side about 1/2 of.
\"I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree<br />And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made<br />nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey bee<br />and live alone in the bee-loud glade.\"<br />-- WB Yeats