4.5.1. Mandible clipping procedure

  1. Hold the queen lightly by the thorax between the thumb, index- and middle finger of one hand (Fig. 29).
  2. Hold the scissors with the other hand.
  3. Cut approximately one third to half of both mandibles.
    Take care not to hurt other appendages of the queen.
  4. Mark the queen with paint (see section when desired.