I use a queen clip and it works great. I use it a fair bit. Mine were super cheap and I've given some away, came in a package of 6 or something.
Yep, that is good if you can manage it. You still have to take care when closing that or any cage on the queen that you do not squish her. People with calloused up and gnarly fingers can have difficulty with the gentle touch needed to do the initial grab.I got one years ago before i trusted myself to catch and mark by hand. Now the One Handed Queen Decapitator is used only to hold the queen until the paint dries. Catch her by the wings, mark her, let her crawl into cage for a minute, release on frames.