I use a Paslode brad nailer on frames and Paslode framer with 1 1/2" galvanized on hive bodies and supers.
Get nail gun nails with the adhesive finish to lock them in.
I also use the new generation polyurethane glue that is waterproof and works excellent!! It is expensive but goes along way. Elmers Probond is less money that Gorilla glue usually.
Dip the ends of the supers or frame parts in water first for 2 reasons.
1. I is used as a catylist for the new urethane glues.
2. I helps prevent spliting.
Closing in on retirement.......