Thursday, March 13, 2008

Apitherapy Conferences to be Held in U.S., Italy, Germany

Events Promote Health and Medicinal Uses of Bee Hive Products

(March 13, 2008) ­ Upcoming conferences in the United States, Italy and Germany will focus on “Apitherapy,” the medicinal use of bee hive products such as honey, propolis, royal jelly, bee-collected pollen, beeswax, and bee venom.

(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.)

In Germany, the 6th German Apitherapy and Apipuncture Congress will be held in Passau from March 27th to April 1st. The main focus of the conference will be “Healing with Honey and Other Bee Products.”

The Charles Mraz Apitherapy Course & Conference (CMACC) will be held April 4th to 6th in Seattle, Wash. This conference includes an apitherapy course for beginners and advanced practitioners focusing on the therapeutic use of products of the hive.
In Italy, the 2nd International Forum on Apitherapy, “APIMEDICA and APIQUALITY 2008,” will be held in Rome from June 9th to 12th.

Apitherapy has been used for thousands of years to treat a variety of medical conditions and has recently gained popularity worldwide as ongoing research points to its effectiveness. Bee hive products are particularly useful in the developing world because their low cost and wide availability.

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