So I am a new beek using a Warre hive with Hygienic Carniolan. The girls are doing GREAT!!! Here is my question, My father-in-law has a small organic vegetable farm in North Branch. He had a beek running 2 hives on his farm, and this past winter the beek did not winterize them and of course all the girls died. My father-in-law would like for me to take over this persons hives. He has tried to contact the beek many times over the winter and up to this week with no answer. If I should chose to do this, is it too late in the season for nuc installations? Is it okay to reuse the full hives of honey? At what point are these hives considered abandoned?