New beek here and I have 2 hives that I harvested the last honey the first of September, thinking that they could build up in time for winter. Although we are surrounded by fields of goldenrod, I don't see much activity there, and they have been very slow in getting the 60-70 pounds of honey they need for the winter. I did put out 4 of my drone frames for them to clean the honey out. They did with a vengeance, as well as I suppose numerous other bees--had them cleaned out in just 24 hours....so I was wondering. I have some old honey given to me that is not that good to eat--could I feed that back to my bees? I thought about spreading it on the drone frames and using that to give to the bees?