Thursday, December 28, 2006

Apitherapy is the ‘Original Medicine’

Ways to Bee Healthy
By Laura Thomas, The San Francisco Chronicle (USA), 12/27/2006

Katia Vincent, who was a little skeptical at first, opened Beekind in Sebastopol two years ago, along with her husband, and now offers classes, beekeeping supplies, candles and other items derived from enterprising bees.

Products from raw honey to bee venom to the resin called propolis, to beeswax, pollen and bee jelly, are believed to be extremely useful in staying healthy.

"It's the original medicine," said Priscilla Coe of Sonoma, a frequent customer who practices apitherapy, the use of bee products for healing…

A popular item is the lotion bar made of beeswax and scented with essential oils (shown at right; $6 to $10, with lavender honey in jar). "You just roll it down your arm and you'll just go, 'Ooh,' " she said…

1 comment:

leaf myczack said...

Apitherapy as espoused by Priscilla Coe is extremely exploitive and detrimental to the honeybee colony.
No human has an ethical right to rob a hive of royal jelly for commercial purposes, new age health fad or not.
Her suggestion that pouring a cup of honey into a warm bath to calm the nerves is appalling. A bee produces 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in a lifetime. How self-indulgent!
Humans will never regain a healthy state by exploiting nature.

-farmer leaf myczack