And when you're just not sure? No point saying he should be sure, plenty of beekeepers aren't. Now is NOT the time to be saying " you don't want to do it like that". Supportive people would help find a solution to the immediate problem before offering advice to ensure it doesn't happen next year, not carping on about how wrong he was in the first place and how bad his solution was ( a solution that may mean he has a hive next spring). Some of the experienced keepers on here need to get over themselves.When they need it ... is good practice ... just in case ... not good practice.