greetings - back again- got into my dead hives and have some concerns about the condition. There was a honey medium super on and the comb is in respectable shape but the honey smells fermented- any suggestions as to how to salvage the comb for honey production once the new hives get going? AND, the brood comb is very dark, black in some areas, lots of capped comb with lots of debris that I could not remove. Will the new bees be able to clean this up without getting sick? Will the fermented honey in the brood chamber be ok for them?

Thanks! BS