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.Not everyone can use live bee venom (specifically diabetics as an example) but they can use the propolis, royal jelly and pollen.
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.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.
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.htmlThanks for the response. I don't know much about apitherapy.