Historically, collecting bee venom proved fatal to bees. The traditional method was forcing them
to sting a rubber mat - injecting their venom, ripping off their stinger and killing the bee in the
process, much like what happens when a bee stings a human. This process is not only unprofitable
due to the incredible amount of bee death, but also detrimental to the environment, as it removes
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productive bees from the ecosystem.