You can use deep, medium or shallow supers, that's up to you. The bigger the super the more it weighs. Some beeks like the smaller supers for easier handling and on your back. Some of us aren't a young or fit as we used to be. When I got my hives the gentle man who had them was in his 80's and used shallow supers, so thats what I have. Depending on your operation and back should determine what to use. Good luck with your bees.