Yesterday I took 6 supers off my 4 hives. Lots of SHB. Some supers were almost empty and others were ridiculously heavy with honey. So all supers and QE's are off my hives in preparation for the goldenrod flow, which they can keep, in preparation for winter. I harvested the boxes today and got 5 gallons plus the honey draining off the cappings. After extracting, I put all the supers in the meadow for the girls to clean out rather than putting them back on the hives to be cleaned. One box was heavy with honey, but none of it was capped, so I put it in the freezer to kill the SHB. Should I have done that or should I have just put it back on one of my stronger hives to finish? I also found some spotty drone cells in a couple of the supers. Less than 10 per frame and about 2 sides of 3 frames. I had QE's on all the hives and all of the hives appear to be queenright although I haven't been down in the brood box--been putting that off for a cooler day. Does this have to mean I have no queen? If it's a drone laying queen, how'd she get through the QE? Could I have a laying worker in a queenright hive? I did notice when I was blowing the bees out of the supers that there were a lot of drones. Another question: I have a super that was slimed by the SHB. It's real nice white comb that I hate to get rid of so I cleaned it up with the hose, froze it, and now it looks pretty but it still has a yeasty smell to it. I'm thinking the girls won't use it and that the smell might even make them abscond. So, should I remove this beautiful comb and melt it down for another use? Can I reuse the frames? Any advice will be appreciated.