My son-in-law came across a lady who said she had a bee hive in her hay field. She told him it had been on her property since she moved in, 6 years ago. She told him that I could have it, if I wanted to come get it. Went by to see what it looked liked first. Well, I knew I was going to have to transfer bees to new hive. The bottom board was rotten, the brood box not much better and neither was the lid. I felt sorry for the poor bees living like that. Plus, I had to cross three fences to get into the brush pile they were in the middle of. Honey super full of honey and so was the brood box. No brood, larva or eggs. I hear about a hive being honey bound, I guess that's what I've got. I don't know if there is a queen and she's just not laying cause there's no room? Or, maybe just no queen. The brood box was a complete mess, only 5 frames inside if that tells you anything. I can only say "nightmare". I don't even know how to begin to clean that up. I would post pictures, but not sure how to do that.