Dr Nikolaev has developed the process of an electro stimulation. The equipment used consists of a glass sheet that is put onto the beehive. The glass sheet pulses with a very specific unipolar square wave of 40-70 microseconds with pulse separation intervals of 3-50 milliseconds, this technology has been specifically developed for the New Zealand Bee temperament. Dr Nikolaev tells us the New Zealand stimulation technology is milder, because NZ bees are more placid than Russian bees!
It’s important to understand that the process of venom release by the bee is natural and beneficial for the health of the hive. It is not harmful or stressful to bees.
When the current is pulsed onto the glass sheet, bees that are on the sheet automatically stick out their stingers, and the action of the muscles pushing the stinger also pumps a small amount of venom out the end of the sting. This venom sticks on the glass where it is collected and purified for storage. As they release venom, they produce pheromones which signal the other bees to come and sting too.