J-Hook: This hive tool is one of our favorites. It is particularly good for pulling frames for insepction. The J hook really helps remove the frames with minimal damage to the hive and the bees. Sometimes, frames are difficult to lift out because of propolis and burr comb. The J-Hook and notch on the end of the tool acts as a lever to lift the frames up makes hive inspections easier.
The flat end of the tool has a beveled sharp edge that is good for scraping unwanted wax and propolis build-up within your hive.
Standard: This is a strong general purpose hive tool made of steel. Use it for scraping inside the hive and pulling frames. It also includes a nail puller
Multi-function: This stainless steel, multi-funcion hive tool helps with all jobs in the bee yard. It includes a frame lifter, multiple scrapers, bee box opener, frame cleaner, nail puller and even a hammer head.
One end of the tool has a flat, beveled edge that can be used to pry apart bee boxes. This end also has a nail puller and a slotted side for frame cleaning.
The opposite end has a couple of different types of hooks:
- One standard hive tool hook
- A serrated J-hook that can be used to pry frames apart and to lift frames from boxes.
This end also has a side slotted queen excluder cleaner, as well as a removable hammer head on one side, which is
Made of heavy duty stainless steel and with a comfortable wooden handle, it will last for many years. It measures 10.5" long by 2" wide.