I have a regular hive tool, a small smoker with guard. It last long enough to check and go through all my hives, most yet is seven. My original hive tool is yellow. I have a shelf in the shop for beek stuff: gloves,hat,smoker,hive tool,lighter, smoker fuel, and SHB traps. Oh, that is another thing you will want is a good lighter, I use a long grill lighter. And everybody has their own fuel they use in a smoker. I start with some newspaper run through a shredder, light that and put wood chips on pack as you go with hive tool. Good luck
You may latter on want a good dollie. It will come in good when moving hives, supers or getting honey for extraction.