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Getting my first hive this year and the beginner kit came with 2 shallow supers. The local old timers around here all use deep boxes for their brood chambers. I've read both can be used.
What should I do? Order deep boxes to start my hive or stick with the shallows?
One thing to think about is weight. A deep full of honey will weigh upwards of 100 pounds. Do you want to be lifting that much? Also consider using only one size super for all of your needs. If you have deeps on the bottom, the frames are not compatible with mediums up above etc.
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You can use your two shallow supers for your honey boxes. Your going to need 2 brood boxes on the bottom for the queen to lay eggs and the bees to store their honey. I use two deeps 10 frame and mediums for honey supers. This spring I might try 3 deeps for brood. its getting to expensive to feed bees sugar water.