We are feverishly getting the word out about helping the bees!
Corwin had another live interview with Boulder's Elephant Magazine.
A great green living magazine and they do live interviews on various
green living topics to improve the planet.
via Veronica Volny
by Edilbe Front Range
Come spring, honeybees along Colorado’s Front Range
emerge from their winter slumber. They seek out the first
flush of blossoms, deterred only by the occasional late spring
snow. And local beekeepers are close behind, slipping into their
white jumpsuits to check on their charges, anxious to learn if they
made it through the winter.
In winters past, a beekeeper could hope to find all of her colonies
healthy and happy. But since the arrival of the parasitic varroa mite in
the late eighties, honeybees—and their keepers—have been struggling.
From arthritis to shingles, honeybees give the sting that heals.
By Kristin Bjornsen
Kathleen Miller, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, opened the bee box and with long-handled tweezers, removed a buzzing bee. She softly pressed its hind end on her knee. The bee stung her. At the time, says Miller, “I thought, This is wacko—plus, I’m killing an animal I love. What am I doing?”
But what she was doing was apitherapy, a form of medicine people in Egypt, Greece, and China have practiced for more than 5,000 years. Apitherapy uses bee venom, as well as pollen, honey, and other hive products, to prevent or treat illness and injuries. “Globally, it’s a huge system of medicine, especially in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and South America, where even many MDs sting their patients,” says Frederique Keller, LAc, apitherapist, acupuncturist, and president of the American Apitherapy Society (AAS), headquartered in Centerport, New York. “The United States is way behind.” Here, although apitherapists can get “certificates of knowledge” by attending the AAS Charles Mraz Apitherapy Course and Conference, no formal certification or sanctioning exists, much like homeopathy.
But that’s changing, says Keller, with a growing number of physicians, acupuncturists, and everyday people embracing apitherapy as a treatment for conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, shingles, tendonitis, gout, carpal tunnel syndrome, Lou Gehrig’s disease, fibromyalgia, painful scars and burns, multiple sclerosis (MS), and Lyme disease. With venom therapy, you can either go to an apitherapist—who will use live bees or injectable bee venom (only doctors can perform the latter)—or do it yourself after learning the techniques.
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