Manufacturer of the most easy to use and efficient bee venom collector on the market

About the company

Ph.D. Iliya Kanchev, founder
Ph.D. Iliya Kanchev, founder

Our mission is to create quality, durable, easy to use products. Our goal was to create an easy to use bee venom collector; no external wiring, battery compartments or power supplies, while at the same time being safest for the bees. A task which proved difficult, at first.

IGK Electronics LTD. is a company founded in Varna, Bulgaria, by Ph.D. radio electronics engineer Iliya Kanchev. The first electronic standalone bee venom collector is produced in 1990. Since then, our collectors have been under constant improvement, thanks to his efforts. Every new collector model employs latest research, components and materials, as well as feedback from our clients. As a result, our bee venom collector is simply the best in the world.


How we started

1990-1992

Our goal was to create an easy to use bee venom collector; no external wiring, battery departments or power supplies, while at the same time being safest for the bees. A task which proved difficult, at first. The first bee venom collectors were developed in 1990-1991 and sold in 1992.

The first battery powered bee venom collectors were developed in 1992 and this is how they looked.

The first version of the bee venom collector
Beekeeping farm
The device on a wooden hive
Another beekeeping farm

To the left - the bee venom collectors get more popularity and are introduced to bee keeping farms.

The first articles about the bee venom collector get published in the local press

1992-1994

1992 - Later on, local bee keeping magazines post articles about the bee venom collectors. This here is a Bulgarian magazine called Beekeeping, year 1992 issue 4, advertising the bee venom collector.

Beekeeping magazine, 1992 issue 4, advertising the bee venom collector
Picture of the actual article, posted in the same issue of the magazine
Beekeeping magazine, issue 5, 1993, advertising the bee venom collector, model 1992
The article

And then later again, articles were published in 1993.

This here is issue 5, year 1993.

The first microprocessor controlled bee venom collector BV0508 is developed and field tested

2005-2008

In 2006, our goal was to develop a bee venom collector that is microprocessor based, thus ensuring ease of use as well as higher level of protection for the bees.

Brown beeWhisper bee venom collector, back
Brown beeWhisper bee venom collector, front
Features
  • Bee protection in high humidity
  • Indication for short-circuited wires
  • Batteries low indication
  • Automatic power off after set amount of time
  • No external wiring
  • Automatic protection if too many bees
Brown beeWhisper bee venom collector, side
Yellow beeWhisper bee venom collector, side

The bee venom collector had extremely low power consumption - 2-3 months battery life, daily use; as well as multiple visual indications.

Yellow beeWhisper bee venom collector, the other side
Bee venom collectors

The newest Bee Venom Collector model with microprocessor control

2010-2011

We created this device using all our current knowledge we have from our past projects. The microprocessor software of the new bee venom collector BVC0411 is completely new revision, the body of the device is re-worked and improved, the electronics are upgraded and the automatic functions are improved.

Features
  • Bee protection in high humidity
  • Indication for short-circuited wires
  • Batteries low indication
  • A timer to automatically turn the device off after a certain amount of time
  • Cleaner design
  • Solid body construction
  • Smaller dimensions
  • Lead-free technology
Front
Left side
Right side
Boxes
On the field
On the field

BVC 412

2012-2015

Introduced electronics improvements, changes to the microprocessor software, sturdier front wires, design adjustments ease of use.

Features
  • Longer battery life
  • Design adjustments for ease of use
  • High humidity protection
  • Thicker, sturdier front wires
  • Lead-free technology
  • All features of BVC 411 included














Back, right angle
Back, left angle
In a box
Bracket
Development

Bee venom collector BVC 5.0

2016

Latest model of our device

Features
  • 0.26-0.78 grams venom per day/hive (30% increase)
  • 36% increased surface collection area
  • Improved microprocessor software
  • Hardware improvements
  • Improved power consumption efficiency
  • Lightweight at 900 grams (1.9 lbs)
  • No external power supplies or cables
  • Made of 100% solid wood