Re: Are budget grade Mann Lake boxes OK?
I bought 10 budget grade deeps from Mann Lake last year. They took forever to put together because the box joints didn't line up perfectly, so you really had to hammer them hard which then breaks off the box joints. Plus you will be nailing into knots. Maybe this was a bad batch, but I won't be buying the budget grade from them again.
This winter Northern Bee ran a special for medium mill run boxes at $4.90 each, 40 of them went together faster than the 10 Mann Lake deeps.
6th year beekeeper, about 20 hives.