A friend and myself have inherited a few old abandoned hives. These hives were abandoned for at least 3 years and are basically falling apart. We have managed to move a few hives to new locations and bees seem to have carried on happily working, but on inspection, the inside of the hives are a complete mess of old rotten frames, comb etc etc. No way of inspecting in any more detail because things just fall apart. We're both novices, but it seems clear that our best bet is to move the bees to new hives. How do we go about doing this? Remember we can't just take out frames from the old hive and put them in the new one as they'd just fall apart. We have new hives which are the same type and size as the old ones though if that helps.