Bee venom consists of more than 18 natural substances that cannot be chemically reproduced. It is readily used in therapies for the treatment of such conditions as arthritis, tendinitis and for dissolving scar tissue.
To extract the Bee Venom a pane of glass is placed along side the hive and a small electrical current is run through it, which encourages the bees to sting the surface. The bees are not harmed in the process.
The most abundant active component of the bee venom is melittin, which has many useful properties including anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anit-viral actions.