Just a thought here. I was thinking if a hive swarmed and the old queen was left behind because of a clipped wing the hive might recover faster from the swarming process. Of course there could be other consequences as well. The extra time it takes for the virgins to hatch could prolong the lack of brood rearing and also more bees may leave because they had to wait longer to swarm. What are yalls thoughts or observations. Thanks.