I have just finished oiling, drying and putting together 2 full flow hives shipped to me from USA.
Shame on you Yanks!’ Quality wise you have just dropped below Chinese manufacturing in my personal rating.
The wood could not have possibly been dried before you’ve fabricated the parts.
Parts are made with plus minus 2mm tolerances and when this gets combined with wood bending upon drying (especially where knots are present) the gaps and wobbliness can be considerable.
In my case - one of the hives has 6mm gap between the top box and the cover on it !!!
I will have to replace one piece of wood in the top cover to address this problem.
Overall I am quite disappointed with the outcome. It is so beautifully designed hive and the bad craftsmanship just spoils it for me.
Anyway I am looking forward to having bees in it - hoping the flow parts made in Australia will do what they suppose to.