Beekeepers start with bee venom collection frame. It comprises a plate with conductor wires installed in parallel to each other. An electrical current goes through them in the form of impulses. Bee venom frames are mounted in front of honey frames in every hive and then are connected to an electro-stimulator.
When a bee lands on the plate, the wires deliver a mild electric current that agitates the bee just enough to make it sting, causing the venom to drop onto the plate. Since the conductor wires on the plate are very thin, leaving the bee free to fly away unharmed.
At completion of the collection, the frames with the fresh dried bee venom on them are carefully packed into a special container for transportation to the laboratory.
The processing of bee venom is starting right after the frames are brought back in the laboratory Processing of bee venom scratching.
Approximately 33,000 bee stings = 1 gram of Bee Venom. The bee venom collected dries on the glass.
Because the bees are stinging a piece of glass their abdomen remains intact and therefore the bee remains healthy and alive.