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 Journal and Bee Culture Magazine.
"I recently purchased this tool. I have a thumb joint that is injured and it is painful to pry hive bodies apart with a conventional hive tool. This tool allows me to pry the hive bodies apart and pry up frames with ease. It is a great relief to have found this wonderful tool."
David J. Little
Bee Delight Honey Farm
"It works beautifully; much better leverage and easier to push in between tightly sealed boxes than the standard issue from bee supply houses. Also, I was impressed with the quality of the welds and the overall heft of the tool makes when breaking into a well-sealed hive!" Steve Lewis, S&S Loma Verde
Don, "This is my second Shizel. My grandpa always said, "If one is great, buy two", Rick from Iowa
"We had a bee school committee meeting tonight. I took the Shizel tools to the person collecting the door prizes and showed the tools to the group. they were all impressed".
One comment: "Now, THAT'S a hive tool!" Another: "You could do anything with that." I'm looking forward to getting reactions at the bee school, particularly from experienced beekeepers. James from TN