Our ultimate top bar hive tool is hand-forged in Portland, Oregon from 1/4" steel.
Our top bar hive tools works well for all hive types. It is perfect for detaching comb from hive sides, cutting and scraping propolis, and prying frames. Whether you're using a horizontal top bar hive, a Warre hive, or a foundationless Langstroth, this is the only hive tool you'll need to carry!
Our tool is based on the "Bill Wood Comb Knife", but has the added benefit of incorporating a traditional hive tool on one end. Having fallen in love with the original comb knife, but tired of carrying around a traditional hive tool for situations where prying is needed, we decided to combine the two!
Length: 12 3/4"
Chisel: 1 1/2" x 1 1/4"
Curved Blade: 1 3/8" x 5/8"
Sizing The ideal starter kit for anyone looking to get started with bees, regardless of the hive type. Includes Combination hat with veil Gloves Ultimate top bar hive tool Brush Optional You can upgrade your hat veil to a full jacket and veil or ventilated jacket and veil (this takes the place of the hat veil combo), and add a smoker if you'd like! Upgrade combination hat veil to full jacket or ventilated jacket and...
This no-frills, standard hive tool is perfect for Langstroth hives, and also works with your horizontal top bar hive or Warre hive. One end is painted bright red so you don't lose it in the grass! 9" long 1.5" wide at the tip