We lost two hives over the winter and perhaps a third (too cold to tell on the third). Both hives still had plenty of honey I think their masses got too low. anyway, being from Washington State (The Great North Wet), the frames of honey left from the dead hives have a moderate amount of mold on them. I have heard that we can simply feed it back to the other bees and they will clean it up. I wanted to double check here to see if everyone agrees that doing that would be fine. What I would really like to do is make up one or two new hives by simply installing new packages of bees in there. This way we could put a super on in April or may. I also froze all the dead out frames for 48 hours.