I realize that this question is going to generate a lot of different opinions, but is the rabbet joint sufficiently strong enough when using glue and screws? I think the box joint would be very strong, but it does require a few more steps.
I welcome your opinions on which joint would be good enough for a hive box. I say good enough, because dovetails would probably be best, but probably not necessary.
I tried to post an image to show what the rabbet joint looks like for those who wouldn't recognize the term, but it doesn't show up in the post???