Bee venom extraction

African beekeepers has embarked on a new study mission to extract bee venom (Apitoxin) from African bees.. Apitoxin is a bitter colorless liquid. The active portion of the venom is a complex mixture of proteins, which causes local inflammation and acts as an anticoagulant. The venom is produced in the abdomen of worker bees from a mixture of acidic and basic secretions.

 

Bee venom can be used in medicinal circles as a treatment for rheumatism and joint diseases due to its anticoagulant and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also used to desensitize people allergic to insect stings. Bee venom can be delivered in form of Bee Venom Balm.

Bee venom extraction machine at work.

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Ernest Simeoni the proprietor of African Beekeepers Limited introduced the Langstroth Beehive in Kenya in 1994 where he founded Honey Care International Limited.
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