Re: bought 10 frame hive with bees only had 7 frames
The first thing I would try is to get one or two of the outside frames out. They don't look that bad and it is unlikely there will be brood in those combs. Throw a couple of foundation frames in their place (probably will not get used). Use the box on top or get a nuc box and block off the exposed frames of the bottom box if you use the 5 framer. Put the one or two frames you got out of the bottom box in the top box right in the center. Add three more frames with foundation. If you are using a full size box block in the empty space on the sides. If there is no nectar coming in you have to feed as much as I hate to do it so they will draw out the foundation and raise brood. The bees will go in the top box, I guarantee it. As they draw out the comb keep adding new frames. If you are using the nuc size box you will have to add another nuc (5 over 5) pulling up at least one drawn frame. When you get 3 boxes high drawn and 75% filled the bottom box will not have brood so it can be removed, cleaned up and repopulated if you want.
I like using mediums and this would be an opportune time to change from deeps to mediums. Kill two birds with one stone so to speak. The instant you see nectar available I would stop feeding.
Zone 5a, Practicing non-intervention beekeeping