DESCRIPTION: A two in one here, a frame grip, and a hive tool. Both are very handy and especially helpful when combined into the same tool. Grab frames and separate boxes without having to change tools or set anything down.
WHAT ARE HIVE TOOLS FOR? Hive tools are the essential tool that all beekeepers use. They are required for separating boxes and lifting frames out of the box. While new equipment can be easily moved and adjusted, equipment that bees live in can be difficult to separate and work with over time. Hive tools are used to pry apart boxes and lift frames from the box.
PRY BAR: A mini hive tool is great for loosening frames and separating boxes. It's built into the frame grip and just in the right spot to use.
FRAME GRIP: If you have used a frame grip, you love it. They are great for safely lifting frames up using only one hand. They clamp around plastic or wooden frames and securely hold them for easier inspections.
SCRAPING AND PRYING: Hive tools have multiple ends designed to work in different ways. Narrow ends are used to pry boxes and frames apart and bent ends can be used to scrape comb and propolis from equipment.