Saturday, April 28, 2012

Korean Bee Venom Collector

Chung Jin Biotech – New Opportunities for Bee-Farmers
Korea IT Times, 4/26/2012

The exact date when people began to use bee venom is unknown, but it has been passed down as folk remedies for thousands of years. As far back as 400 B.C., Hippocrates – the Great physician, used bee venom to treat joint pain and swelling. Bee venom is now used in the treatment of many diseases. It is known to have many effects including accelerating blood circulation, hormone secretion from the pituitary gland, pain relief, reduces fever, and anti-bacterial. In 2005, together with Rural Development Administration, Chung Jin Biotech succeeded in developing the Bee Venom Collector which extracts bee venom through the administration of an electrical shock to a live bee. Since this collector has no substantial impact on basic bee-farming (collecting honey or pollen), or on the condition of the bees themselves, the death rate of bees are significantly lower than that of other devices...

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