DESCRIPTION: This miniature hive tool is a fantastic one to keep on hand (if you can find it). While this one is small, it is sized right for quick manipulation of frames and is plenty strong for prying boxes and frames. Measuring 6 1/8-inch long, it's very handy to keep around and would be a great "backup" tool to keep in the glove box.
FRAME LIFTER: This hive tool has an additional hook on it designed for making lifting frames out of the box easier. The bar is used to pry up tough to move frames using leverage. A very handy feature to have when working a hive.
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.
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.