Photo courtesy USDA/Jack Dykinga
Our “Hive’s” Full of
Bee Info and Goodies
Seattle, Wash., is the place to be if the medicinal use of bee hive products such as honey, propolis, royal jelly, bee-collected pollen, beeswax, and bee venom–or the topic of apitherapy–interests you.
The Charles Mraz Apitherapy Course & Conference is set for April 4-6.
In addition to several keynote speakers, the event includes an apitherapy course for beginners that focuses on the therapeutic use of products of the hive.
You probably recognize honey and beeswax, but other products include:
- Propolis is a resinous substance collected by bees from plants and trees and is used to coat the inside of the bee hive and the honeycomb cells with an antiseptic layer.
- Royal jelly is a substance produced by young worker bees and fed to queens.
“Apitherapy,” according to the American Apitherapy Society, has been used for thousands of years to treat a variety of medical conditions.
Research continues to report effectiveness of bee hive products in health. It reports that bee hive products are particularly useful in the developing world because their low cost and wide availability.
Other conferences are being held in Germany and Italy. The conference sponsor is the American Apitherapy Society, which collects and maintains information on bee-hive products and research, and informs medical professionals and the public about matters relating to apitherapy.
Call 631-470-9446 or visit http://www.apitherapy.org/news.html