Something I should have blogged about a long time ago especially when more than one person asked. Better late than never. 🙂
Hive boxes, they come pre-cut and pre-drilled. It’s just like putting Legos together. Just ensure the handle side is on the exterior and the flat handle part is all facing up. You can glue all the fingers but if not, there’s one spot that must be glued or else it will warp. You must glue the most top corner. It’s thinner than other fingers. You can see the orange-yellowish glue on the picture below. I use standard wood glue. Don’t use anything fancy with fumes.
Frames, all pre-cut. I assemble the entire thing first, then nail. Top bar, I place two nails on each end as shown below. If you wish to glue you can.
Bottom bar, one nail on each end as shown in the picture below.