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    Default Re: Any beekeepers sick w CV-19? SURVEY

    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernIllinoisPlumber View Post
    Being a service plumber for about 20 years...I was told I should be immune!!!
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    I wouldn't count on it. I have been doing ten to fifteen stings every other day (weekends off so three days a week) for over two years to treat Lyme and Carrion's disease plus all of my antibiotics. Not the mention the stings I get when working hives. I still get sick and I am still battling Lyme and Carrion's. Not saying it isn't helping but it certainly hasn't made me immune to disease. The only thing I can say for sure is it has really scarred my back where my wife stings me. There's a similar thread on a Lyme forum I belong to saying maybe Lyme patients don't get covid19 or maybe our treatments protect us to some degree. I think it's just wishful thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JWPalmer View Post
    we already know that beekeepers are a crazy lot.
    Better a crazy lot than a lot crazy.
    It is hard to design a safety net that some will not use as a hammock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saltybee View Post
    Better a crazy lot than a lot crazy.
    Saltybee; That sounds like circular reasoning to me.
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    https://www.researchgate.net/publica...ro_and_in_vivo

    If you click "Download Full Text PDF", you will get a PDF copy of the entire article. For whoever was looking for the abstract linked above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernIllinoisPlumber View Post
    Being a service plumber for about 20 years...I was told I should be immune!!!
    Nobody has to tell you to wash your hands and not touch your face. As a used to be property manager I get it.
    It is hard to design a safety net that some will not use as a hammock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buzzedbees View Post
    * Sorry if I'm posting in the wrong forum *

    I get stung about 2-3 times a week
    I run 60 hives, also do removals

    For people out there who also get stung regularly: have any of you gotten sick w the corona virus?

    I cannot find any beekeepers who have caught it, or show symptoms, whatever

    Thanks
    FWIW, Buzzed -- I've been stung rarely, and still haven't been sick (in NC), know anybody who has been sick, or know anybody who knows anybody who's been sick.

    Mitch

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    Bee venom has antiviral properties. It doesn't guarantee immunity against viruses but does offer some protection. If ever I start feeling sick I eat propolis as well. I too is has antiviral properties.

    Jean-Marc

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    https://www.researchgate.net/publica...ro_and_in_vivo

    It's a bit difficult to extract their methods in the paper, but apparently they sprayed a mixture of bee venom and flu virus into mice noses. The mice that got the bee venom mixed with the flu survived and those that got straight flu up the nose died.

    No mention of testing bee venom via stings.

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    So, we know that as a nasal spray, it seems to work, at least in mice. Problem is that most of my bee venom is sub-Q or IM. Some of the bees have what seem like really long stingers!
    Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.

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    If bees stings help a person fight of COVID-19, I should be good to go. I was inoculated about 5 times today. Oh, and my wife and I have not left our property in 15 days now. Not that there's anything unusual in that.

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

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