Re: venom therapy questions
Each person reacts differently to bee stings, so bvt procedures may differ from person to person and it's usually advised to start slowly and test the ground as you walk through it. If starting out with one sting caused no adverse reactions but did not help your shoulder, then try two the next day, try three the next, and see how that does. If it takes three with no feelings of pain reducing in your shoulder, then maybe bvt won't work for your particular condition.
I've found stings to help with arthritis and nerve pains from back injuries, it helps when the small bones in my hands and feet hurt. It has never helped when my elbow joints hurt and they do not help for muscular pains, for me.
20+ years, raise my own queens, feed when needed, I treat but have not perfected varroa management yet.