HOW TO COLLECT
Collecting bee venom has never been easier with our collector. On this page, you will find how to properly collect bee venom using a Smart-Bee – Bee Venom Collector.
Before you start, you need to ensure that the glass is inserted into the panel. If not, place a glass under the wires on each collection panel and connect them to the device.
When the panels are connected to the collector, leave them at the entrance to the hives so that the wires are on top, and the glass below, and then turn on the collector. The device will start sending impulses to the connected panels. The bees respond to the electrical impulses produced in the device and begin stabbing the glass under the impulse wires. In that way, they begin to release venom on the glass in a liquid state. The venom on the glass dries quickly. It is removed by scratching and stored in a glass jar in powder form. The well-closed jar is then placed in the freezer at -15 ° C. This way it can be stored for at least 5 years, retaining its healing effect. To clean the panels after collection, do not use cleaners with any odor. Use a woolen or cotton cloth soaked in 60-70% alcohol for cleaning.
Bee venom can be collected from early April to late September. With our latest generation of collectors, the best results are obtained when the collector is used on hives for about 30 minutes, and then these hives have about 30 minutes of rest. You can use the collecting panels for other hives during “rest” time. You can repeat the procedure on the same hives after a 2-3 day break.
Based on experience so far, the expected yield of bee venom per hive over a period of 30 minutes would be 0.05-0.12 grams depending on the health and strength of the hive, outdoor temperature, and season.
It is important to note that the mild impulses produced by the device are strictly controlled so that the device is harmless to bees.