Our unique high-strength formulation of premium quality New Zealand bee venom, Vetox® is 100% natural and clinically proven to be effective for 90% of users within just five days. Collected from our own hives located in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.

Collecting venom

We collect our venom using landing pads designed by apiarist David Hayes to maintain optimum bee health. With more than 10 years experience in beekeeping, David Hayes is also the founder of Buzz Apiaries Ltd – a company producing top grade honeys with a pharmaceutical grade extraction plant and pollination facilities. While some companies collect venom from inside the hives, this creates unnecessary stress by disrupting the bees’ ability to nest.

Our landing pads located at the hive entry run a tiny electrical current – that is too low to hurt the bee, but just enough to be noticeable– so that the bee instinctively stings the pad, leaving behind a minuscule drop of venom. Because the landing pad is solid, the bee’s stinger doesn’t catch. So the bee leaves the venom behind, but not its stinger.

Bee happiness and health is of paramount importance to us – bees create venom naturally, so the whole process is safe for our bees and their hives.

We manufacture and produce Kānu right here in Aotearoa, New Zealand. The level of care we provide our bees is a key reason for the quality of our unique venom formulation.