I've posted a pic of my mess, for all to admire If you will observe, the outer cover, extends up above the inner cover, leaving a gap of about 1/2", I inserted blocks of wood at all 4 corners, earlier this year, to ventilate the hive, the bees bearded this hive for most of the season. Well, they decided to build comb and honey, the only place they could, from the outer cover, I guess that's because I failed to add another super when I should have, the outer cover is welded open with comb. What to do: 1st plan I plan on leaving the inner cover in place, adding another empty super on top, cutting the honey comb out and cleaning up the outer cover, then put the comb and honey in a container, and setting it inside the empty super, then wait for the bees to consume the honey. 2nd plan add one super with frames and foundation, place the inner cover on top of it, add another empty super, place the comb and honey in a container, inside the empty super, then top it off with the outer cover, and wait for the bees to consume the honey. Given that I don't have the best track record so far, I'm open to suggestions, as to what I really need to do.