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    Is Apitherapy for everybody?

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    Apitherapy is not just the bee sting. It also includes the other hive products used for medicinal reasons. Not everyone can use live bee venom (specifically diabetics as an example) but they can use the propolis, royal jelly and pollen.

    So yes, apitherapy in some form, is for everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruthiesbees View Post
    Not everyone can use live bee venom (specifically diabetics as an example) but they can use the propolis, royal jelly and pollen.
    Does this mean diabetic beekeepers shouldn't get stung. I get stung a lot. This is something which my Dr. and I are not aware.

    Could you give me more info on this so I can bring it to her attention.

    Thank you,
    Alex
    Ten years of Beekeeping before varroa. Started again spring of 2014.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AHudd View Post
    Does this mean diabetic beekeepers shouldn't get stung. I get stung a lot. This is something which my Dr. and I are not aware.

    Could you give me more info on this so I can bring it to her attention.

    Thank you,
    Alex
    No, it is not to say that a diabetic shouldn't keep bees, they just discourage apitherapists from intentionally applying bee stings to a diabetic person. I've not seen the reasoning spelled out, even with the older textbooks on apitherapy, so I'm not sure why.

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    Thanks for the response. I don't know much about apitherapy.

    Alex
    Ten years of Beekeeping before varroa. Started again spring of 2014.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AHudd View Post
    Thanks for the response. I don't know much about apitherapy.

    Alex
    If you are interested, this page will give you the basics. The blue hyperlinks give the details. The white beehive on the bottom of the page has a powerpoint presentation in PDF to view. http://www.hamptonroadsbeekeepers.org/apitherapy.html

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