I tried to do a crop and chop on my own and messed up really, really badly. I'm a second year beek, I have two other hives that are just fine but I made a REAL mess in a third one. I've detailed it all here, with a couple of pictures:
I'd love some constructive and TBH-friendly feedback...I'm really not sure what I should do at this point but probably leave them alone to sort things out. But...if anyone has any words of support or something I can do to help this situation, I'd love to hear it. I'm feeling really down...and I got stung for the first time since I was in kindergarten and I TOTALLY deserved it. Blah.