Re: Toe Pain
I am going to suggest giving a muscle sting in the calf or in the upper arm to start out with. This would be better to see how your friend's reaction to stings are, and may just do the trick with helping the toe pain too. Muscle stings help me with nerve and joint pains, Myofascia and Sciatic Nerve pain from past injuries. For me, muscle stings give less pain reaction to the sting than when I get stung in places that are mostly bone covered with skin, like toes and knuckles and top sides of fingers. If you give a toe sting, start out with the muscle part under the toe, instead of on top of the toe or right in the joint. A toe sting might hamper a person's mobility, so a muscle sting in the calf or upper arm would be safer, at least to start out with. I am not a doctor or medical industry person in any way, just relating what I've found with my own Bee Sting Therapy over the years.
20+ years, raise my own queens, feed when needed. I treat, but have not perfected varroa management yet.