Me performing Chop'n'Crop. I did make a video but after You Tube told me it will take 895 minutes to upload the video I gave up. So sorry, next time maybe.
I called the beekeeper who sold me the colonies to ask if he clips Queen's wings and he does. Im against such practice and will never do such thing. In my opinion we beekeeper should start releasing at least one swarm into nature to rebuild the feral honey bee population. We lost many feral bees due to Varroa decades ago and if all beekeepers clip Queen wings there is no chance the swarm can leave the hive without a flying bee.
Beekeepers of the world report feral bees returning to their localities and such bees are now treatment free and are adapting to the Varroa mites. This is of great importance. Treating bees is not sustainable and is something to be let go of at one stage. We don't treat ourselves with medication all the time so why treat bees on regular bases with Varroa treatments? If I ever treat I will treat only the colonies showing "deformed wing virus". My two colonies which survived the harsh winter of Värmland were not treated. They survived anyway and are one step closer to co-adapting to Varroa. With Neonicotinoids now being banned in Europe the forage will be much healthier. With healthy biodiverse forage which we do have in this part of Sweden I see no need to treat regularly for Varroa.