Thanks for the reply JTGaraas. While going thru some other hives and contemplating options, that is exactly what I decided to do the next good warm day. For me it is the only good option.Queen excluders prevent such circumstances (most of the time). Presuming temperatures are appropriate in your locale, I would shake all of the honey super’s bees into the brood box, insert a queen excluder, and replace the honey super. The nurse bees will return to the brood, and when the new bees emerge the honey super will be again available for honey storage.