Re: fall help
If yours inspected fine, no need to medicate for AFB.
Take the two mediums and extract. From my experience, honey tends to crystalize in the comb and it can not be extracted in the spring. Test for moisture if you can get access to a refractometer. Extract and put it the freezer if you are unsure. Leave it in the freezer until you want to use it. It takes no harm being frozen and will not crystalize.
Sample for mites and treat if required. Otherwise, I say treat them for mites.
The bees will fit and organize themselves.
Then make 2:1 syrup and feed beginning about Oct 1. The bees will fill any empty cells. This should be your feeding focus.
Put on a feeder rim of 2-3 inches in depth. Drill a a 5/8 inch hole at front. Feed wetted sugar on top of frames covered in s sheet of news paper(Mountain camp method) or fondant or make a candy board, starting Christmas. This item is just an insurance measure but I'd recommend it for a new bee keeper. This item may only be a further $10 of cost.
Check with other bee keepers in your area and make windbreaks, insulate, wrap, close off screen bottom boards, provide minimal but adeqate ventilation. Too much moisture inside the hive and dripping on bees is deadly.
If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got!