What a mess! How do you handle a mess like this? Notice that there is no dripping honey. After I discovered what had happened, I broke the supers apart and put them back together. The bees cleaned up all the drippings of honey and later I could eliminate the bees and recover what I could. The honey was great and enjoyed by the family and neighbors as comb honey. The dry, unfilled combs were melted down for wax. It's just a matter of patience.