Re: Ulster Hive - Mann Lake or Brushy Mountain?
Mann Lake recently ran a sale on their observation hive, and being pleased with the quality of the items I have received from them in the past, I jumped on it.
All I can say is it's quality top to bottom.
Regarding the above comments regarding construction, perhaps they took some hints from the Brushy Mtn. model because this mann Lake model has a ventilated bottom board with a closure board, plastic capped ventilation holes on the top, and a metal queen excluder between the observation area and the nuc box.
The wood is dried pine and absolutely clear with no blemishes or knots anywhere. It also has removable shutters which I understand the Brushy Mtn. may not have.
I really couldn't be more pleased with the quality of the materials or construction.
"The more I studied beekeeping, the less I knew, until, finally, I knew nothing." ~Charles Martin Simon