Hive tools may be used for
- loosening hive bodies and frames.
- removing excess bur comb or propolis (sticky substance) can be scraped from hive parts.
- removing a bee sting from the body.
- Bright yellow painted colored
- Bee Hive tool
- Pry bar
- Nail puller
- Push scraper
- Pull scraper
- Multi-Purpose Tool
A bright yellow painted colored hive tool will stand out a lot better when dropped.
It is advisable to sharpen the blade of a hive tool when needed. It is difficult to predict the intervals when such would need to be done, but most beekeepers do so at least once a year.