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So last summer during a late July dearth hive inspection, I got to one hive with a no so cooperative population and in my rush get the hive closed up and the heck out of there I dropped a hive tool in a 3 high stack of supers. With the recent clean up, I guess I recovered my tool, thought I'd share, we all have these moments!

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Lol,

I think I am still short a hive tool or 2 somewhere. I have about 6 and I use 2 at a time. I tend to set them down and forget where I put them while focusing on other stuff.
I'm the same, about 6 with a few missing. Tend to loose them when a dearth inspired hive is pinging my vail-just focused on finishing the task at hand and getting the heck outa Dodge.
 

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Rule of hive tools. If you put it down, put it on or next to your smoker, or on a hive lid.
I learned a long time ago, if you don't want to loose it (no matter what it is) put it in your pocket or a five gallon bucket!!
 

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I learned a long time ago, if you don't want to loose it (no matter what it is) put it in your pocket or a five gallon bucket!!
Only problem about my back pockets, is I forget about it and it winds up at the house. Someone with a nice ride (mine is a 22 year old work truck) might poke holes in there seat. And propolis... Saw another thread this morning about where it ends up.
 

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I saw something like that, except it went on the back of the bellows of your smoker.
 
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