- It is made of stainless steel making it durable and strong.
- It is 11 inches “ long.
- It consists of a frame picker and a scrapper with sharp edges for cutting combs and loosening frames and lids.
- The hive is a handy tool for every beekeeper.
Why is a hive tool important?
Bees produce a black sticky substance known as Propolis which they use to seal any open space. Therefore, it will prove challenging to open a colonized hive or remove the frames as they will be both glued to the box. The hive tool helps with loosening both the lid and the frame.
It is also used to cut and scrap wax from the frame. It also has a frame picker at the opposite end.