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There has been a lot of talk about Bee Venom Benefits, So lets take a closer look...

Bee Venom Benefits
Bee Venom Benefits

A long time ago, a very wise man told me that " A bee won't sting you unless you need it." Well, I've been stung a lot and still get stung several times a day.

Lets look at some uses of bee venom...

No, longer does one need to get stung by honey bees to get the benefits of their venom. Beekeepers are able to collect and market bee venom with out harming the bees.

Powdered bee venom is in many cosmetics today. Yet, quite expensive.

Women can plump up their lips with glosses containing bee venom. Kinda like botox with out the sting.

Bee sting therapy...
Bee Venom Benefits
Bee Venom Benefits

First, I must mention that if you are or think that you are allergic to bee venom this is not for you!

The following article is from ALTERNATIVE Daily.

Given a choice, a bee sting is something you would probably choose to avoid. Yet, a growing number of people are actually choosing to be stung by bees as an alternative form of medicine called apitherapy. But are there real benefits linked to bee venom?
 An animal study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology found that bee venom helps prevent arthritis in rabbits. Bee venom seems to prevent arthritis through hormones called glucocorticoids. These hormones help regulate inflammation and may even slow the progression of inflammatory arthritis.  Open found evidence that supports bee venom acupuncture as a viable treatment for symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in humans. Those who used bee venom reported fewer swollen joints, tender joints and less morning stiffness than those who were given a placebo.
Destroys HIV
Nanoparticles carrying a toxin found in bee venom can destroy human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) while leaving surrounding cells unharmed, reports Washington University’s the Source
Oh, and lets not forget cancer...

From ScienceDirect we read the following.

Associate editor: I. Kimura
Therapeutic application of anti-arthritis, pain-releasing, and anti-cancer effects of bee venom and its constituent compounds

Honey bees are natures alchemist. Propolis created by bees is proven to be anti-cancer, Propolis Antibiotic Benefits

Propolis Antibiotic Benefits
Propolis Antibiotic Benefits

Beekeepers know propolis all to well. It is the glue that holds our hives together.

Sap from trees and other plants is gathered and mixed with honey bee enzymes and wax which the bees spread all over the hive. Bees also use propolis to fill gaps and cracks to better control the internal environment.

Bee will use propolis to protect their colonies from viruses, bacteria and mold. Not to mention to keep ants from stealing the hard earned honey.

Propolis Antibiotic Benefits
Propolis Antibiotic Benefits

Color of propolis will vary from clear, which comes from conifers to black from oaks. There is also green and red propolis.

Using honey bee products to heal or recover a human is called Apitherapy

 Propolis Antibiotic Benefits
Propolis Antibiotic Benefits
Recently, I wrote about Oral Mucositis and how propolis is used...

Lets us look at Propolis Antibiotic Benefits...

MRSA is a antibiotic resistant bacteria that will eat your flesh. Most people become infected in hospitals and all they can do is cut the limb off.

In a recent article from prohealth.com we can read about intensive research to defeat superbugs.

Strong Antibacterial Power to Fight “Superbugs”

The over-prescription of antibiotics has led to dangerous bacterial resistance, creating a class of “superbugs” that synthetic antibiotics can’t stop, including methicillinresistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which is especially troublesome following surgery or anytime the immune system is weakened. Fortunately, propolis can stop it. This propolis is taken from a controlled and managed bee population so the material provides consistent levels of bacteria-and-virus fighting compounds.

Where can you get the best propolis around. Become a beekeeper. If all your looking to get is high quality propolis, then beekeeping is quite simple.

You can learn more about starting beekeeping on this blog...

In upcoming post I will show you how and when to collect propolis. Also how to make your own extracts.

Chemotherapy related Oral Mucositis, successfully treated with  Propolis Miracles from the Hive

Propolis Miracles from the Hive
Propolis Miracles from the Hive

Black and sticky is the glue we beekeepers know as propolis. Bee made combination of Balsam (a resinous sap from trees and shrubs ), volatile oils, in other words essential oil of a plant or tree and Terpenes, the sap of conifers.

Propolis in combination with baking soda protects cancer patients for Oral Mucositis. Oral Mucositis is when the mucus membrane of cancer patients mouth lesion from chemotherapy.

This story comes from Oncology Nurse Advisor, Read the full story

The combination of propolis and sodium bicarbonate is an effective and well-tolerated therapeutic option to prevent oral mucositis (OM) in patients with breast cancer receiving chemotherapy, according to a study published The European Journal of Cancer Care.

Previous studies exploring the use of propolis, a waxy substance produced by bees that is considered to be a complementary therapy to anticancer agents, for the treatment of esophagitis, stomatitis, oral ulcers, and other conditions achieved mixed results. For this study, researchers investigated the effects of propolis in the prevention of chemotherapy-induced OM in patients with breast cancer.

Investigators randomly assigned 60 patients with breast cancer eligible to receive doxorubicin/cyclophosphamide (AC) chemotherapy to a control arm and an experimental arm. Patients in the control arm were instructed to rinse their mouth 3 times a day with sodium bicarbonate alone; patients in the experimental arm were given oral propolis in addition to the sodium bicarbonate.

Treatment was started the day after initiating the first cycle of chemotherapy, and OM was assessed on days 5, 10, and 15 by phone interview, and on day 21 when patients returned to receive chemotherapy. Incidence and severity of OM were assessed at the end of each chemotherapy cycle for more than 6 months.

Investigators randomly assigned 60 patients with breast cancer eligible to receive doxorubicin/cyclophosphamide (AC) chemotherapy to a control arm and an experimental arm. Patients in the control arm were instructed to rinse their mouth 3 times a day with sodium bicarbonate alone; patients in the experimental arm were given oral propolis in addition to the sodium bicarbonate.

Get the full story here.

Just another reason to learn what apitherapy really is.  Propolis Miracles from the Hive

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chemotherapy related  Oral Mucositis Propolis Treatment

Oral Mucositis Propolis Treatment
Oral Mucositis Propolis Treatment

Black and sticky is the glue we beekeepers know as propolis. Bee made combination of Balsam (a resinous sap from trees and shrubs ), volatile oils, in other words essential oil of a plant or tree and Terpenes, the sap of conifers.

Propolis in combination with baking soda protects cancer patients for Oral Mucositis. Oral Mucositis is when the mucus membrane of cancer patients mouth lesion from chemotherapy.

This story comes from Oncology Nurse Advisor, Read the full story

The combination of propolis and sodium bicarbonate is an effective and well-tolerated therapeutic option to prevent oral mucositis (OM) in patients with breast cancer receiving chemotherapy, according to a study published The European Journal of Cancer Care.

Previous studies exploring the use of propolis, a waxy substance produced by bees that is considered to be a complementary therapy to anticancer agents, for the treatment of esophagitis, stomatitis, oral ulcers, and other conditions achieved mixed results. For this study, researchers investigated the effects of propolis in the prevention of chemotherapy-induced OM in patients with breast cancer...

None of the patients who used propolis and sodium bicarbonate developed OM greater than grade 1 during the first cycle, whereas 16.7% (5) of patients in the control arm developed OM greater than grade 1 in the first cycle (P =.02). The incidence of grade 1 and higher OM was the greatest in cycle 2 (25%) and cycle 5 (45.8%) during cycles 2 to 8 (P <.001)

The authors of the study conclude that “although further well-designed studies with larger samples, possibly comparing propolis with placebo, are warranted to achieve definite results, this study provides clinicians with a promisingly effective, natural, harmless, cheap, and acceptable prophylaxis for OM in breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy with AC.”

 

Get the full story here.

Just another reason to learn what apitherapy really is.  Oral Mucositis Propolis Treatment

 

 

 

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Learn the Power of the Bee with us, Today's subject,  What is Apitherapy

What is Apitherapy

I have been keeping honey bees for over seventeen years. This endeavor has brought more knowledge than I could have ever imagined.

 What is Apitherapy ...

Api or apis is the latin word for bee. Therapy comes from the Greek word  Therapeuein and means, a method to treat humans and animals against different diseases.

 In other words Bee-therapy.

 What is Apitherapy

Simply put, Apitherapy is the use hive products to prevent, heal or recover man, animals even plants from many diseases and conditions.

"Apitherapy is the Art and Science of treatment and holistic healing through the honeybee and her products for the benefit of mankind and all the animal kingdom."

(Tina Drakes, A.I.C. student, U.K.).

In my twenties I was diagnosed with Fibromyaigia. It is very painful and the older you get the more painful it becomes.

In my late thirties I began keeping bees, but the pain was becoming worse each year.

What is Apitherapy

One day a friend called me and said he had a swarm of bees in his tree. He asked if I would come get them.

Of course I said and I headed to his house.

I did not know they were killer bees. As I went to cage them i got stung close to 100 times.

I looked like I just went swimming in poison oak. It was real ugly.

Two weeks later i noticed that the muscular pain of my Fibromyaigia was gone and I needed no more pain meds.

Please do not try that at home.

What are the different hive products...

Royal jelly, propolis, honey, beeswax and bee hive air. All of these have healing properties That we will discuss in later post.

Needless to say there is also bee venom. Mainstream science has proven that bee venom kills HIV and cancer cells.

If you found this post helpful then please leave a comment. If you have any questions or want to suggest a topic you can leave them in the comment section below.

 

 

 Amazing healing honey

Amazing healing honey

Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Would you like to reverse ageing, loss weight or just run circles around your children? How about restoring your liver, defeating depression and bringing a sense of well being to your life?

Amazing healing honey

Yes you can, And it is in a microbial ooze we call honey!

This is my story, I am a beekeeper not a doctor or herbalist. All my life I suffered with cedar pollen allergies. The reaction was so bad the doctors thought it was the flu and gave me poison to take. I was a little boy then and did not know any better. I did not know that it was an allergy until 1998. All I knew was that every time the Santa Anna wind blew I got sick. 103 degree temp. Muscle pain coughing, sneezing and a little pneumonia to boot.

Amazing healing honey

As I got older I started to hurt bad, getting worse every year. Crushing body pain so bad I would wake up and night screaming in pain. Doctors could not do shit, They kept wanting me to take their meds. ( LIKE, THAT WOULD MAKE IT BETTER )

If that was not bad enough my liver began to hurt I knew I was dying. But I could not give up.

I began beekeeping in 2000 And started eating a lot of raw honey straight from the hive. Soon I noticed that I did not get sick when the cedars bloomed. The body pain was gone and my liver stopped hurting.

I eat about 3 tablespoons of honey that comes from my hives every day. It has changed my life.

Before you run out and buy a bunch of honey there are a few things you need to know. I only know of one type of Raw unfiltered honey that will not crystallize and that is Clarey Sage. Honey that dose not have pollen in it will not crystallize because pollen is the nucleator of which crystallization begins. The higher amount of pollen in your honey the faster it will crystallize.

Why is pollen  in honey so important? Because of all that is brings to the honey. Honey without pollen basically sugar. ( see list at bottom of page.)

Not too forget the enzymes. There are over 5000 different LIVE WORKING ENZYMES  in Raw honey working for you. That are killed with the filtering process.

Make sure you know the beekeeper you are getting your honey from. Some Beekeepers feed their bees hfcs and we know that most corn is gmo. Most, but not all beekeepers medicate their bees with mitecides and antibiotics. This will also contaminate  the honey!

All beekeepers will know the nectar flow and will know the plants their honey comes from. Please note that soy, corn, cotton and alfalfa ARE gmos now!

In case you are wondering the honey my bees produce is from Mesquite Trees there is no cotton grown in my part of Texas and the only food corps are backyard gardeners. And those are very few. Yes, I live in the middle of NOWHERE.

Honey:

  • Potassium
  • Sodium
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Iron
  • Chlorine
  • Manganese
  • Copper
  • Phosphorus
  • Sulfur
  • Silicon

Pollen:

  • PROTEIN
  • LIPIDS
  • CARBOHYDRATES
  • PHOSPHORUS
  • ASH
  • POTASSIUM
  • CALCIUM
  • MAGNESIUM
  • SODIUM
  • IRON
  • MANGANESE
  • ZINC
  • COPPER
  • NICKEL
  • BORON
  • IODINE
  • THIAMIN
  • NIACIN
  • RIBOFLAVIN
  • PYRIDOXINE
  • PANTOTHENIC ACID
  • FOLIC ACID
  • BIOTIN
  • VITAMIN C
  • VITAMIN A
  • CAROTENES
  • VITAMIN D
  • VITAMIN E
  • VITAMIN K

09/02/2014

As we all know all honey is not the same. In fact the Big Country has diverse honey flows. In the early spring is mostly wild plum and pear honey both are nice and are light and clear. Next comes the mesquite flow.

Beginning after the fruit bloom, the mesquite blooms this is our main honey flow. The mesquite bloom sometimes last all the way to labor day. Mesquite honey is a golden yellow honey and is almost see through. Sometimes peppers and or horehound will get mixed in somewhat clouding the honey.

But, my subject today is cotton honey. Cotton honey is extremely dark, almost black. We have lots of acres planted in cotton. We need to very careful with cotton honey.

Most if not all cotton planted today is GMO, bt or roundup ready. These toxins and insecticides are in the genome of the plant and therefore in the nectar also.

I can't tell you if cotton honey is safe. I can tell I will not feed it to my family or my bees. Furthermore I will not knowingly sell it!

When buying Honey buy it from a bee Keeper. That is the only way to know the nectar source of the honey.

Beware of cotton honey