I'm new to the beekeeping thing, just got my hive a few weeks ago. My daughter's boyfriend is an experienced beekeeper and will be breaking me in slowly. Along with the benefits of local honey, a healthy garden and the chapstick I'm planning to make (with my daughter) out of my hive's products, I am very interested in apitherapy. I have some osteo-arthritis and have started stinging myself in an effort to ease the pain and possibly stop the progress. I've taken photos of my first results and will post them on the forum. I realize this isn't a medical site and I won't be asking for advice, but I would like some feedback from those who have had experience with apitherapy.
Looking forward to learning a lot about my busy little friends!