Arthritis

Discussion in 'Bee Medicinals' started by Iddee, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    For me, about a week. For my wife, 2 to 3 months.

    Each person has to find their own level.
     
  2. Lburou

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    FWIW, I'm a believer in the curative value of a well placed stinger. My hands are naturally stiff and sore from osteoarthritis and a touch of gout. Both thumbs get sore at their base. A bee sting (left to pump the full dose of venom) near the base of the thumb brings relief in 36 hours and lasts nearly three weeks.

    ​I would expect that my immune system will need more and more venom for the same anti inflammatory response in the joints as time goes by. Working bees with bare hands, I stop taking celebrex in the summer and resume again in the Winter. Just my two cents here, but there is no doubt in my mind about this. :)
     

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    Must be working! She's tired of the other hand hurting and wants to be stung.
     
  4. Lburou

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    With my bees, its is difficult to hold a bee and make them sting a certain spot. The best method I've found (for me) is to put a couple bees in a queen muff and press my target spot against a bee as if to crush it and -BANG- it is done. A lot easier than trying to hold it with unwilling digits. HTH :)
     
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    Iddee New Member

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    I recently discovered that a neighbor just a few doors down from one of my rentals keeps bees for just this reason (an interesting old couple to be sure!!!). They have a five frame hive on the side of the house just outside of their bathroom window and a double deep on the back porch. They don't even add supers and just let them swarm (don't think I agree with them on this point though).

    Yes, I have swarm boxes at my rental. It hasn't worked yet, but likely will eventually...
     
  8. efmesch

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    That's another nice thing about keeping bees: If you want to keep it "a secret" it's not to hard to hide a hive in an inconspicuous spot and nobody will be the wiser. :grin:
     
  9. bee stung

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    to me the sting hurts so little that 3 4 stings hurt a LOT less then 10 min of the hurting I have in my hands , arms , legs ,,, back ....
     
  10. bee stung

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    I also stay away from nightshade vegetables google night shade and arthrities ,, I have the great affect PAIN for a week when I eat 10 potatoe chips
     
  11. becsbeehive

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    Going to do more research into this... sounds interesting!