Apitherapy encompasses the use of bee hive products including honey, bee pollen, propolis, royal jelly and bee venom. Apitherapy is used to treat many illnesses and to alleviate pain from injuries both chronic and acute. The honey bee and hive products have historically played a large role in disease care and prevention. Science is finally catching up to what naturalists, herbalists, and acupuncturists have known for years.
In this course with organic beekeeper and apitherapist Ross Conrad, you will learn about using honey, bee pollen, propolis, royal jelly, beeswax and bee venom to promote healing and health. From burn treatment and the common cold, to arthritis, cancer and multiple sclerosis, Ross shares how each of these products can be beneficial to human health. Ross explains how bees make each of these products and how the bees use them in the hive. He covers the chemical constituents of each product and how each product can promote health and healing.
Ross draws on his considerable experience as an organic beekeeper and explains how these products are harvested from the hive with the success of the hive as the ultimate goal. With the help of volunteers from the live audience Ross even demonstrates how to give a live bee sting!
As Ross says “everything about the bees is so healing; it is astounding really”. Be prepared to be astounded! And be thankful for the bees!
This course can now be used towards the North Carolina Master Beekeeping Program. Students must pass the Apitherapy Course Final Exam with a grade of 75% or higher in order to receive a certificate of completion. The certificate can then used to verify successful course completion.
This workshop was filmed at:
Metta Earth Institute
334 Geary Rd. South
About the Instructor
Ross is the author of Natural Beekeeping: Organic Approaches to Modern Apiculture, and you can find out more about him and his work at DancingBeeGardens.com.
Ross Conrad learned his craft from the late Charles Mraz, world-renowned beekeeper and founder of Champlain Valley Apiaries in Vermont. Former president of the Vermont Beekeepers Association, Conrad is a regular contributor to Bee Culture – The Magazine of American Beekeeping. Ross has led bee related presentations and taught organic beekeeping workshops and classes throughout North America for many years. His small beekeeping business, Dancing Bee Gardens, supplies friends, neighbors, and local stores with honey and candles among other bee related products, and provides bees for Vermont apple pollination in spring.
About the Publisher
Organic Life Guru’s mission is to empower the world’s leading organic growers to share their skills, experience, and message with other growers like you wherever you are.
Organic Life Guru is an organic gardening, permaculture, and sustainable food systems education publishing company.
What others are saying about this course…
“This course added to the list of benefits of being a beekeeper. I never knew of the health benefits of all of the products from the hive. It made me appreciate more the gift bees give to us in this world.”
~ Mike, New Hampshire, USA
“This is a wonderful course for learning all about the basics of bee products if you are getting into bees and wanting to get yourself a hive or two. Listening to and watching the on-screen commentary is really informative and interesting and very easy to understand.”