Hope this post can help someone.
First year keepers here. My wife has always had terrible eczema on her hands. They would sometimes flare up to the point that she could not even use them. We were in the midst of one of those flareups, trying everything to get her hands to stop blistering and falling apart. Cut the gluten, sugar, meats, try different creams, etc.
Then thought bee sting therapy. A quick googling reveals that the medical establishment is like "meh" on the whole issue. But there is a bunch of anecdotal evidence, people claiming miracle cures and such.
As we have yet to be stung while inspecting (newbie bragging) we gathered 2 bees off the top of the bars and put into jar. Put the jar in the fridge for about 15 mins until they were slow and calm.
Took one out, held it by the wings and I kept pushing its abdomen against my wife's skin as it warmed up and started squirming. It took what felt like forever for her to get stung, and we were starting to feel sorry for the struggling bee, but it finally happened.
(edit: she left the stinger in until it was done pumping and then squeezed it pulling it out)
Long story short that was 4pm yesterday. She woke up this morning and the bloody cracked skin and pustules were gone!! GONE! I didn't even think it was possible to heal skin that quickly eczema or not.
We are flabbergasted! Now she wants to go out and get another one today.
-for those paying attention we released the other bee in the jar next to her hive