The process that is used to collect the bee venom is both ecological and bee friendly. Some companies kill the bees and take their venom sack. We use a very bee friendly method when collecting the bee venom. In brief the bees are stimulated to sting a glass plate by giving them a small safe current. Then the bees return to their daily business, of honey making. Bees are very important for our ecosystem and important for pollination. These under-appreciated workers pollinate 80 percent of our flowering crops. Losing them could affect not only dietary staples, but may threaten our beef and dairy industries as well. When the collection session is finished we take out the glass plates and make a first visual inspection of the venom. If everything looks appropriate then the plates are put in a cooler bag and transported to the processing room. This is the room where the bee venom is scraped off the plate.