Re: Swarm control -- Trimming the Queens Wing to stop flight -- Any Success??
I have not tried clipping the wings of a queen to stop a swarm from going anywhere.
For my hives that are at my home in a neighborhood I now make sure to requeen every Fall. As long as they have the room this has been a fool proof way to keep the hives from swarming. I do have swarms that show up at my house (none this year though ) but they aren't mine as my queens are marked. There appears to be a commercial beek a couple miles or so away though. I also make sure to have swarm traps up and ready to catch any possible swarms that arrive.
Knock on wood, I have had no neighbor problems but I make sure to hand out imperfect comb honey chunks and honey bears to the nearby neighbors and am very proactive in minimizing the swarming risks.
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