Re: Advice help
I picked up a hive that was in an old rotted box several years ago, the frames and combs were so bad that they could not be salvaged. This was a small cluster so I placed a new box with foundation above this hive to let them build up their numbers and build comb in the new box during the spring flow. I let them winter over and the following spring I smoked the entrance heavily to drive the queen up into the new upper box at which time I promptly removed the new box and set it on a bottom board, then I set another new box with foundation frames above the queens new home. The rotted mess was then burned.
Bill...in Southeast Ohio Zone 6A, Never look down on anybody unless you are helping them up