The hive tool is the single most important item in a beekeeper's toolkit. Beekeeping without a hive tool is extremely difficult, if not downright impossible.
At Bear Country Bees, we use this hive tool exclusively because of it's versatility, durability, and reliability. It has been so helpful for us that it's now included as part of our Starter Kit.
The following items are included with the Hive Tool:
- 1 Hive Tool
Beekeepers need to check their beehives on a regular basis to ensure that their bees are producing wax and honey and to ensure that the queen is laying eggs. When checking frames inside the hive, it is often necessary to pry them free from the propolis the bees have built up. That's where a hive tool comes in.
The hive tool has a longer, flat side on one end that is ideal for prying frames apart and out of the hive. Using this side provides maximum leverage when needed and is also great for scraping beeswax and honey off of frames.
The other end of the hive tool is a curved, claw hammer-like hook that is better suited for getting into tight spaces.
We can talk all day about using a hive tool, but it's a different matter to actually use one effectively. To remove doubts, we've created a short (but effective) guide called How to Use a Hive Tool Effectively as one of our Education Center courses. Check out the guide out if you have questions on how to best use this great tool.
All beekeeping tools are eligible for shipping or local pickup. Shipping prices are determined by distance + package weight and dimensions. For accurate shipping prices, please refer to the shipping calculator at the end of the checkout process.
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