The frames in this hive had only one nail in the top bar and one in the bottom bar.
If there would have been a few more nails we could have just cut between the frames and pulled them. As it was all the top bars came out so I then removed the bottom bars then tied the comb into new frames.
Yes the girls we took out of this mess are still living.
When you keep bees as a hobbie then take some time to add the extras. I can see skipping the glue and a couple of nails if you were trying to make a living from keeping bees.