I have been building bee hive boxes for a number of years now. Up until recently, I used finger joints to join the boxes together which is really the traditional way hive boxes are constructed. I have used dove tail jigs, Incra's new box joint jig and homemade finger joint jigs to make the joints. All of which are tedious and time consuming. I decided to try my pocket hole jig instead and have been very happy with the outcome. Once all of the boards are cut, it is a far simpler process to drill the holes than to cut finger joints. Then, getting a nice square box without having to clamp, measure and adjust all the time is also a bonus. I put the holes on the outside of the box and use paint plugs. After sanding and painting, you can't see any evidence of the joinery. I asked folks at the last bee keepers meeting if anyone else was using pocket screws. No one knew what I was talking about. Anyone else tried this?