I recently bought my new hive bodies and I've found the joints to be extremely tight...not to the point of splitting, but at the point of repeated mallet knocks to get the joints to fit. It's still cold here in VT, my workshop is unheated, and Titebond II requires 55 deg temps, so I've been skipping the glue figuring on two facts; 1. The joints are tight and the glue will likely just get pushed out by the tight finger joints and 2. The efficacy of the glue will be reduced in the 20 deg temps right now. I'd love to wait for warmer temps but I don't see any more free time coming in the warm months. Anyone skip the glue on their hive bodies and have any positive or negative input.
Thanks everyone, hope the late winter treats everyone's bees well.