Saturday, January 27, 2007

‘World Apitherapy Day' Celebrates Health Benefits of Bee Products

Annual Event Marks Birth of Scientist Who Studied Medicinal Use of Bee Venom

(MIAMI, FL, 1/27/2007)March 30, 2007, will mark the 2nd annual celebration of “World Apitherapy Day," an event designed to enhance international understanding of the therapeutic use and health benefits of bee products. See:

Apitherapy is the use of bee hive products such as honey, propolis, bee-collected pollen, beeswax, drone larvae extract, bee venom, and royal jelly to maintain good health and in the treatment of a variety of medical conditions.

(Propolis is a resinous substance collected by bees from plants and trees and is used to coat the inside of the beehive and the honeycomb cells with an antiseptic layer. Royal jelly is a substance produced by young worker bees and fed to queens.

March 30 was chosen for World Apitherapy Day because it is the birth date of Dr. Philipp Terc (formerly Filip Tertsch), the first scientific researcher to investigate the medical uses of 'apitoxin," or bee venom. Terc was born on March 30, 1844, in Praporiste, Bohemia (Czech Republic).

Products announcing the annual World Apitheray Day are now available for purchase online. Shirts, tote bags and posters feature a 16th century woodcut of a beekeeper and "World Apitherapy Day" translated into the official languages of the United Nations – English, Chinese, Spanish, Russian, French, and Arabic. Go to:

All proceeds will go to the non-profit World Apitherapy Network. See:

For more information about Apitherapy, go to: or

The latest news and information about Apitherapy is available at Apitherapy News:

CONTACT: Dr. Moisés Asís, 305-349-1283, E-Mail:; Dr. Stefan Stangaciu, E-Mail:

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