Hello. i am new to beekeeping and am setting up in an old (12+ years) abandoned yard. i am cleaning up the old rotten hives and one has a colony in it. i tried to see if there was a queen but the frames were falling apart when i tried to pull them out. Everything is really stuck together and the full combs are all distorted in shape so breaking when i try to move the frames. any sugestions? i would love to give these bees a new home but am not sure how to do that and am not finding any information the process.
Thank you for any help.