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Keeping bees in a jar for bee venom therapy

 
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labilios
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 4:51 pm    Post subject: Keeping bees in a jar for bee venom therapy Reply with quote

Hello.I'm new to this forum.I have ms and i want to do bee venom therapy on my own.I already begun seven days ago.I took bees from a local beekeeper and put them into a plastic jar with holes.I did some bee stings,but the bees died in a week(60 or more).I had put in the bottom of the jar a paste from sugar and honey and I put little water every day from the holes.the beekeeper said to me,that I must open the lid almost every day,so the bees leave for 1 or 2 hours and then they return by themselves.Another beekeeper said that is not possible.I am confused.Can you help me?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Keeping bees in a jar for bee venom therapy Reply with quote

Your bees died because bees need to live in beehives not plastic jars.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree with Steve.

While I do see value in the sting therapy, I'm not a fan of the "live bee" method, mainly because there's no good end for her. However, you might check out sourcing venom to inject, that has been extracted from the bees without killing them (kind of like how they 'milk' venomous snakes).
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Several years ago a man approached me for DIY apitherapy because he had MS. There were 3 of us local beekeepers that he would visit in turn to be stung and he wanted 5 stings each visit from what I can remember. We took part altruistically, with no payment involved, but unfortunately after several weeks of this he ended up in hospital with a bad case of cellulitis I believe and the hospital said that because we didn't sterilise the area to be stung and bee stings are not themselves sterile, there was a signicficant risk of this happening.
I don't know what happened to the man after that as we lost touch, but surgically injecting bee venom that has been harvested might be a safer option for you.

If you wish to continue as you are doing, then I would recommend learning about bees and beekeeping and starting to keep them yourself in a hive rather than a jar, even if it is just a small nuc or go down to the beekeepers apiary whenever you need them for treatment.

Good luck whatever you decide to do and I hope apitherapy is successful for you.

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Barbara
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is how the venom is collected if anyone is interested.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGQso0dWwy8

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