well I'll give you an example, a friend of mine has been trying to get cut comb foundation from the Penn. site. It's made by the Kelly part of the firm, for a month they keep telling him it's coming in, been ordered, supers are going on and no wax to be found. seems communications between the entities is lacking.This could be curtains for Mann Lake.
I too was not that happy with the budget deeps either but just figured they were budget. Was not happy with warped sides and knots that went completely through. I could deal with dovetails too tight to fit, that's what they made hammers for lolI ordered a 5 pack of un-assembled bodies and mediums. Mediums on back order. Started putting the deeps together, first 2 were fine the next 3 were terrible
would not go together without trimming of dovetails and when together would not sit flat and had 1/8-3/16 gaps. Tried to plane and correct the wobbling and gaps and now the frames protrude from the top of the hive body.
I have emailed Mann Lake and called no response.
Not a happy camper!!