A good hive tool is the one thing you simply cannot do without when you are working your bees. In fact, it's a good idea to have a spare hive tool in your pocket for when you put your tool down somewhere and can't find it...
There are two patterns of hive tool common in Australia: the j-hook hive tool, sometimes called an Australian hive tool, has a hook at one and and a scraper at the other. The other kind of tool, which Americans call a standard tool and we call an American tool, has a wide ledge for frames at one end and a scraper at the other.
Here at HBS we also sell frame grips and frame holders.
In this section you will also find hair and nylon brushes for brushing the bees off of frames.