First of all I am familiar with bees as my dad had bees when I was little and my uncle ran a bee business, but my personal experience is low. I was going to join a local club and start keeping next year, but this colony got me excited to try and get them now. I have an old hive with two deep brood boxes (sat unattended for over 14 years) that have a wild colony in but the frames are rotten and full of bees and a general mess. I put another box on top in hopes of luring the queen up there and then dumping the old mess after most of the brood matured. Put the box on Saturday and checked on Tuesday and lots of bees, but no comb made yet. Couple of big beetles also = bad. I have new frames with wax coated plastic foundation. Any thoughts? Should I wait longer or bit the bullet and try to salvage and wire some of the brood into the new box and try to find the queen to get her in the new box. I know starting this may not work, but what the heck. They are either going to swarm, leave or die in the mess they are in anyway.