You can feed the honey to them and I'd recommend it. Instead of the 4 empty frames put in the honey frames. They'll convert it into bees without having to draw out he frames. Once those bees have emerged the population will be strong enough to be more efficient at drawing out frames (assuming a flow is on or they're being fed).
As for drone frames I use them too. I put them in either the 3 or 7 position (10 frame deep). Once you put the 2nd deep on there put in the frame and let them draw them all out. It may sound odd but you really want the 2nd deep fully drawn out for overwintering, and thinking ahead is never a bad thing.