Hey all, so my contract product design position just ended (ie, now unemployed) and I need to keep busy. I wanted to start a person project and look at redesigning the hive tool / some thing for storing it. I'm in my first season and wanted to turn to all of you for feedback on your likes / dislikes of what is currently on the market.
I'd like to start a dialogue about how members of beesource use their hive tools, more specifically:
-Do you use a hive tool? If so, what type?
-What hand do you use the tool(s) in?
-For what functions / how do you use the tool(s)?
-What are the pros / cons of the hive tool(s) you have?
-What features would you want to see in the "ultimate hive tool"?
-Where do you put the hive tool when when inspecting a hive and it's not in your hand?
-Anything else I should know??
It'd be great to hear from:
Thanks in advance; I created another thread about veils and you guys/gals were great in responding. Just as an update, I've since prototyped a few and been testing my homemade veil with my bees and so far love it/need to continue tweaking it. http://www.beesource.com/forums/show...ils-Black-Mesh