A full hive with brood can consume as much as 100 pounds of honey in a month.
A big hive consumes about one pound a day, and it makes 30 pounds.
That same amount of honey will feed that same hive all winter.
n Finland wintering hive consumes about 50 pound food in 8 months.
In autumn, when weather is near zero, a hive consumes 2-3 pound in a month.
When hive raises its temperature food brooding, consumption rises. T
When hive gets pollen, it is able to rear larvae, and consumption rises.
If a hive makes brood in autumn and does not stop, it will consume all 50 pound food, and will be dead in 3 month.
Is the hive noisy, are the bees running all over the frames, If not, your queen is probably still in there.