BIG BUSINESS

Grandmaster of bee venom reveals his sting

62-year-old farmer also produces propolis and royal jelly in Embu, reviving a hundreds of years-old trade

In Summary

• The benefits from the hives have surpassed that of passion fruits, persuading him to embrace beekeeping.

• From his beehives, he can now harvest honey, bee venom, propolis, beeswax and Royal jelly.

Nelson Njeru is probably the best-known dealer in bee venom in Embu.

Bee venom is the poison that makes bee stings painful. It is a colourless, acidic liquid that contains components that can ...

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