Here on the farm we have been keeping bees for years now and often get asked many questions about the benefits and risks of bee keeping. This informative article by Dr. Axe discusses some of the many benefits of bee pollen including reducing inflammation, protecting the liver, boosting the immune system, helping to alleviate menopausal symptoms, and promote healing. The list of incredible benefits from bee pollen is extensive for sure!
In addition to using the extra bee pollen we also render the wax to make candles. Bees wax candles add a sweet smell to the air and produce negative ions that help clean the stagnant stuffy winter air on cold nights. Lastly, we also use the honey in our cooking and as base when we make salves.
While the benefits of bee keeping is clear, as are the reasons not to spray the weeds used by bees to make honey and wax, the question still remains, “What if I get stung” and the fear that comes along with that question. Here on our farm we always keep Apis mellifica 30C on hand. Homeopathy beautifully addresses symptoms often within minutes. Taking 3 pellets under your tongue up to three times if you get stung, will allow your body to calm any reactions.
Lastly, many people have found significant relief from their seasonal allergies by consuming local raw honey. Years ago we tried this route to address the seasonal allergies we had when moving to Charlottesville and found no success. It takes time to build up the pollen proteins in your system, and our allergies were so severe that I again turned to homeopathy to address the symptoms and within days, our allergies we gone. So, while raw honey can do wonders for some people with seasonal allergies, homeopathy was what worked for us.
If you have any questions about the incredible world of bee keeping, natural remedies using bee pollen, wax, or honey, struggles with seasonal allergies, or questions about the many uses of homeopathy, give me a call so we can chat. Live your Joyful Health today!