I use a table saw to cut box joints and to rip boards. Just got a dove tail jig for my router, but have not had time to figure it out. Cant wait until I do, makes both cuts without resetting jig. You can get one off E-Bay for 50 bucks. I use glue, screws, and a nail gun whenever possible. There is a posting, on this site that will show you how to cut box joints and how to cut handles on boxes. After a little trial and error, you will save a lot of money and get a better quailty hive than what you can but from a supplier. I have made 25 complete hives, over the winter for a fraction of the cost of a supplier.
Good luck and watch your fingers,