One of my friends sent me a link that has the 3 pound bee packages for sale. One option was for clipped wings on the queen. That's the first I have heard of that. I know it would stop swarming...But what detriment would that have on a queen? How long would it work? That is...how long before a queen would regrow her wings back again. Or do they not regrow and is permanent? What do you guys know about this practice?