- Why Do We Keep Bees? [+]
- Types of Beekeepers
- What Do Beekeepers Do?
- Checking the Hives (Basic Tools)
- Harvesting Honey [+]
- Protecting the Hive [+]
- Record Keeping and Maintenance
- Gathering Information
The hive tool is an indispensable hand device that's used to open the hive, loosen hive parts, lift frames, scrape up propolis and excess wax; it can even remove the venom sac from the skin following a bee sting. Beekeepers never visit a hive without this tool.