In preparation for getting into the hobby I've been whipping up some of the necessary tools. I have a 3D printer at home, so I design some of my own helpful little tools and wanted to share the first of them - my queen bee catcher.
Using a common clothespin spring (in the US anyways), you can 3D print a simple little queen catcher.
The files are on Thingiverse: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:705560
Let me know what you all think - you are the experienced beekeepers after all! Are there any other common tools or parts that you think could benefit from having a freely share-able, remix-able design out there? I'm happy to try to whip something up! I've been working on a frame feeder design already, but it's too big for my printer to do in one piece, so making a way to combine the parts is challenging. Another thing I want to try to make is a frame handle.