Nev Brisbane Startup made a big difference for beekeepers.
Brisbane, Australia – November 12, 2018 – The new additional revenue stream will be significantly different for beekeepers, as well as industry expansion by 50%.
Being a beekeeper in today's climate is challenging. A clean amount of work in maintaining a healthy hive that can produce a profitable amount of honey is often exhausting. Currently, the main sources of income for professional beekeepers are honey followed by the production and refinement of wax.
One of the founders of the Vhale Labs, who is also a beekeeper, wanted to explore potential alternative income streams. The aim was to create additional profitability from the hive without providing significant additional load or hindering the effect of hives. He realized that the collection of bee venom, known as apytokin, is a practically unused market in Australia. Apytokin has proven that it has many medical benefits, as well as potentially new drugs and treatments for known diseases such as dementia and HIV.
Historically, the collection of the bee vein proved fatal for bees. The traditional method forced them to stab a rubber pad – injecting their poison, cutting off their stinger and killing the bee in the process, similar to what happens when the bee shoots at a man. This process is not only unprofitable due to the incredible amount of bee death, but also harmful to the environment, as it removes production bees from the ecosystem.
Later innovations realized that the bee poison can be collected by providing a small electric charge to the beekeepers, thus entering the protected hive and getting them to kill the glass plate. This causes them to lay part of their poison on the glass part, while generally leaving the bees unharmed in the process. There are several commercially available models that follow this system available internationally, however, their process causes a small amount of bee death due to excessive strain to support the bee.
Vhale Labs has innovated this process with its bee colony collectors, which with its many hours of testing has not resulted in one bee. The collector is placed at the entrance to the hive, included and left, as long as the beekeeper wants to collect the waist. The collector causes minimal disturbance to the bees – which, although resulting in less power, makes them less stressful and allows the collector to stay for several hours, while the beekeeper does another thing, perfect for the hobbyist and the professional.
The Vhale Labs bee collector is the only available device currently being produced exclusively in Australia, suitable for the Australian climate. Manually prepared in Brisbane by quality suppliers and available at a cost that is easily reduced through the value of collected bee waste. Beeswax, depending on its quality and its end use (cosmetic, pharmaceutical, etc.), can get prices of $ 50-300 per gram, which can be collected within a few days from each individual hive.
Vhale Labs is currently working on a series of soaps, cleaning and masks containing a bee venom, which is about to be on the market soon.
For more information, visit: vvv.vhalelabs.com.au
Company name: Vhale Labs Pti Ltd.
Contact person: James Vatts
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Phone: (61+) 0450929843
Address:50 PO BOX Sandgate
Country: KLD 4017