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    Re: New Dual Hive Top Trap

    Od Frank,
    The link is under Shizel Super Hive Tool on the right hand of the page.
    Thanks,
    Don
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    New Dual Hive Top Trap

    We are working on a new Hive Top Dual Trap to capture varroa mites and hive beetles. We are field testing soon and would appreciate your input. Check out the pictures and blog at our commercial...
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    Re: Thoughts Upon the New Shizel Hive Tool

    Lenny,

    The Shizel Hive Tool will never have you injurying the palm of your hand, no matter how sealed the boxes are! All of the pressure is on the tool, not your palms, wrist, fingers or forearms....
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    Re: Thoughts Upon the New Shizel Hive Tool

    SL Tx I am not going to bash your little pocket tool. This statement from Tim Christian sums up our product. "Don, sorry took so long to get back with you. Yes I have used your Shizel the past...
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    Re: Thoughts Upon the New Shizel Hive Tool

    Here is another quote from a very satisfied customer.

    Don, sorry took so long to get back with you. Yes I have used your Shizel the past 3 trips into my bees. I take care of appox. 50+ hives in...
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    Re: Thoughts Upon the New Shizel Hive Tool

    Woodchip,

    Here is a link to a testimonial video from David Little. The tool is not only easier to use for people with arthritis, but also great for anyone working a hive. Thanks for your input....
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    Re: Thoughts Upon the New Shizel Hive Tool

    I am happy that I purchased 2 shizel tools. My husband and I both use them in the bee yard. I am pleased with the handle and ability to keep up with the tool. I handled the shizel with more ease than...
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    Re: screened bottom boards

    Tommy, I designed a varrora screen trap that fits between a double brood chamber-palletized or not. Take a look at it by looking at my blog by searching shizel on google. Send me a private message...
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    Re: Thoughts Upon the New Shizel Hive Tool

    I am getting good feedback from those who have used the tool. Sent one to Australia today. Probably when I am smoker fodder others will say, "That was a good idea" Besides a pretty woman at the web...
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    Re: Thoughts Upon the New Shizel Hive Tool

    Frank, Thank you. Laugh out Loud
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    Re: Thoughts Upon the New Shizel Hive Tool

    bluegrass,

    I think you should lay your hands on it. Dave from Colorado tried 2 tools and purchased 4 more for his commercial operation a few weeks later. I was a former beekeeper who produced...
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    Thoughts Upon the New Shizel Hive Tool

    Looking for feedback on the new Shizel Hive Tool. Here are some recent comments from those who have purchased the tool. It was introduced at the beginning of the year through the American Bee...
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    Re: screened bottom boards

    I think you made some valid points on using SBB. I think whenever you can check on what's going on in a hive without opening it up is definitely a plus!
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    Re: Homemade hive tool

    Dominic,

    The tool is easier to use when seperating supers and acts as a lever, loosens frames from the bottom of the super with less effort, also it will support the frame even better than the...
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    Re: Homemade hive tool

    I started out in a machine shop when designing the Shizel hive tool( www.shizel.biz) I applied a handle which makes it really easy to use and is more ergonomic than the regular flat types. It also...
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    Re: screened bottom boards

    I respectfully appreciate your opinion, but I hope from work that I have been involved with that I can show beekeepers how to nip this problem in the bud utilizing the boards with a natural...
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    Re: screened bottom boards

    Levi,

    I am working on a non intrusive varrora trap. I will be posting about. One contact thought #7 would be the best. I think regular bug screen would work. I will let you know more when I...
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    Re: screened bottom boards

    Guys,

    I am wondering if you are having results in monitoring varrora populations with the screened boards.
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    Re: screened bottom boards

    Michael, Don here in the frigid northwest Nebraska. Do you use screened bottom boards?
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    Re: Hello from Western Nebraska

    Thanks! This looks like the site to be at to learn about bees. Don
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    Re: Hello from Western Nebraska

    Thanks for the welcome. I am looking forward to learning from everyone's experience.

    Don
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    Re: Hello from Western Nebraska

    Yes, there is some terrific clover flows around here. Thanks for the welcome. Lets stay in touch. I have some ideas that may be of interest.
    Thanks,
    Don
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    Re: Hello from Western Nebraska

    Is this the Shizel?[/QUOTE]


    Yes, that is the Shizel.

    Thanks,

    Don
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    Hello from Western Nebraska

    As a former beekeeper, I would like to contribute to this site. I remember one year producing 160,000 pounds of honey from 500 colonies of bees. I was thrown into beekeeping due to unforeseen...
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