Swarm control -- Trimming the Queens Wing to stop flight -- Any Success??
I have multiple beeyards including one in my own backyard, which is in a town.
I do try to keep my hives under complete control in my own backyard in order to avoid the issue of a swarm in the air.
However, I think that one of my backyard hives swarmed even with me aggressively controlling it.
My thoughts are to incorporate the trimming of a queen's wing in order to avoid her flight. My thoughts are that when she attempts to fly, she will fall to the earh thus causing the bees in the air to settle down over her. I know that it won't control the swarms led by virgin queens.
Has anyone tried this and what success rate did you find. I am looking at capturing the queen, trimming the wing and then putting her back into the hive. Did the bees consider the queen damaged and then replace her thru Supercedure?