A number of various experiments and tests of bee venom provided from different places in the world have proven the advantage of Georgian bee venom quality. This fact promoted popularization and protection of the Georgian gray bee in Georgia. Bee venom collected in different parts of Georgia is different in parameters. Since the Company has its own representatives and industries all over the country, any required parameters of the client can be met.
The uniqueness of our bee venom powder is derived from three reasons. First, our bees feed on the absolutely unique flora of Georgia. Second, our bees are a unique race of Caucasian (Georgian) Grey Bee, which has the longest among the honey bees proboscis (7.2 – 7.3 mm). And third, we have our own unique method of harvesting bee venom at midnight only! Day time bees are busy with their work on various floras. All day long they are processing food in their stomach, and if during that time period one tries to harvest venom from them, bees immediately vomit and pollute venom. Such venom is always of very low quality, in spite of its white color. Besides, during the daytime the bees staying in the hives are mostly the small, young bees, and their venom is too weak, with a very low activity and low quality. So, during the daytime the bees in the hives either have a full stomach or are young weak bees, and venom is not valuable from any of them, at all! That’s why we harvest bee venom after midnight! During this period a bee’s stomach is empty; they are calm and rested, and their venom is strong, with a high activity. So, during harvest we harm neither them, nor their venom. We are the only company all over the world harvesting bee venom after midnight. It takes additional effort and cost as well. But the results are really fantastic!
According to physical and chemical indices, bee venom can be classified as of being top, first and second quality.
According to organoleptic indices, bee venom should meet the following requirements: product name & description, appearance: powder substance, color: pale yellow, dark yellow or brownish yellow.
Following physical and chemical indices, bee venom should correspond to the requirements listed in ‘Technical specification’ below.
|Loss mass when dried, no more than %||10|
|Water insoluble substances – no more than %||7|
|Total ash – no more than %||2|
|Activity of phospholipase A2 IU/mg – no less than||90|
|Activity of hyaluronidase m IU/mg – no less than||70|
|Melittin – no less than %||40|
Bee venom is stored in 1gr to 100gr dark hermetic jars and bottles. Samples of 1gr to 5gr are stored in transparent, white or dark jars/bottles, as per request, and packed according to existed standards. Labels should indicate the manufacturer’s address, trademark, the name in Georgian and English languages, full certificate, net weight, registration number, storage lifetime and other parameters.
Bee Venom Lab LLC guarantees that the terms of transportation and storage of bee venom are met. Guaranteed shelf life is 3 years from packing at temperature 0°C. Transportation should not exceed 10 days at a temperature up to +25°C.
Product Name BEE VENOM APIS MELLIFERA, DRIED BEE VENOM POWDER
Hazards Identification: SPECIAL INDICATION OF HAZARDS TO HUMANS AND THE ENVIRONMENT – Not hazardous according to Directive 67/548/EEC.
TOXICITY DATA: LD50 – 2.8 mg/kg, very low LD50s.
“Apitoxin” is the synonym of bee venom and it is used mostly among the Spanish speaking people. It is more comfortable for them to use this term, because in Spanish language bee venom means “Apitoxina”. There are some more synonyms of bee venom: bee sting venom, Apis mellifera venom, Apisinum, Apis Virus, Apis Venenum Purum.
Our customers are successfully producing gel, cream, balm, ointment, injectable solution and bee venom masks from our bee venom! Also, some of the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and nanotechnology companies who work with us are isolating very precious components from our bee venom powder: melittin, Apamin, phospholipase A2, hyaluronidase and other components. A recent sensational discovery showed that the combined use of nano-particles and the bee venom melittin destroys HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), and it is safe and effective!
There are several suppliers of bee venom all over the world. Most of them are beekeepers offering bee venom powder without a Certificate and HPLC. It is especially difficult to find any suppliers selling bee venom with HPLC analysis. There are two reasons for that:
We do not have these problems at all. We have our own HPLC (Chromatography) equipment, and our professors and laboratory staff have worked out a laboratory method of bee venom powder testing. So, when we sell our bee venom, it is absolutely clean and well dried by laboratory method. It is fresh, with a high activity, always top quality, and we have Certificate and HPLC analysis for each batch of bee venom powder that we offer to our longstanding and new customers. Bee venom prices vary widely, from $30.00 US (sometimes even much lower) up to $300.00 US per grams! However, if the bee venom is of high quality, bee venom price can vary; it depends upon manufacturers expenses, cost of production, analysis price, packaging, and dealer’s commission and so on. Never base bee venom quality on bee venom price, because one company may offer you very low-quality bee venom at a very high price. Or you can purchase very high-quality bee venom at a very competitive price, just like the price we offer our customers!