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  Wednesday, 19 December 2018
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Hello everyone,

I'm looking for contacts in the local beekeeping network who might be familiar with api-therapy. A friend of mine is a physical therapist who supports this unconventional technique in treating sore joints and muscle tissue, and together we're looking for local beekeepers who have experience administering treatment.

Some questions that we have include:

1. Who would be willing to administer treatment to folks?
2. Can treatment be done in the winter while bees are not active? How would one access bees that are in cluster for the winter?
3. How long can bees be kept alive in confinement (with food) to serve as "therapy" bees?

Thanks in advance for your feedback! We're hoping to connect people in need with beekeepers who can help.

-James
3 years ago
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James,
Reach out to Champlain Valley Apiaries in Middlebury. The founder of the company, Charlie Mraz, is credited with bringing apitherapy to the forefront.
https://www.amazon.com/Health-Honeybee-Charles-Mraz/dp/0964248506

https://www.nytimes.com/1999/09/19/us/charles-mraz-94-advocate-of-therapeutic-bee-sting-dies.html
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