Join Us July 20-22, 2018

Apitherapy Class

Apitherapy = Api “Bee” + Therapy “Curing / Healing”


While beehive products are used for foods, cosmetics, candles, and other things, they can also be used for healing the human body. Apitherapy is an ancient alternative healing modality dating back several thousands of years and was used by Hippocrates, mentioned by Plato, and adopted by many others throughout history. It includes the use of products derived from honeybees such as venom, beeswax, royal jelly, Apilarnil (larvae), honey, propolis, pollen, and beebread. These products are known to cure over 500 diseases from skin problems, autoimmune deficiency including arthritis and Multiple Sclerosis, and more. Even early American settlers discovered bee stings helped their “reaumatiz.” Today, Apitherapy is taught for its healing benefits all over the world with international educational conferences held in virtually every country around the globe.


The Guild’s President, Lady Spirit Moon, will teach you the basics in all 8 beehive products with a 3-day intensive, hands-on training class. For one of those days, you’ll learn how to apply bee stings, how hormones are affected by them, and why some health issues need to consider this form of therapy. Below are a few topics that will be covered in class:


  • How to make soft propolis (tincture without alcohol)
  • How herbal potency is multiplied in honey
  • How to make your own beebread
  • How to make other honeybee products (i.e., basic body lotion and cream foundation)
  • How to check for bee allergies
  • When (and when not) to use bee venom and how it affects human hormones
  • What the 3 types of bee stings are when they should be used
  • How Apitherapy can help Lyme Disease


To learn more, please join us for our 3-day class during the weekend of July 20-22 at the Sterchi Lodge which is within walking distance of Max Patch on the Appalachian Trail:


“At an elevation of 4,629 feet, Max Patch boasts a 360-degree view of the Appalachian Mountains including the Blue Ridge and the Smokies. The Appalachian Trail crosses the top of the grassy bald. Wildflowers bloom there in the spring and fantastic leaf color can be seen in the fall. A short hike from the parking area takes you to the top.”


The lodge will sleep 42 in a dorm (21 bunks upstairs and downstairs each). Thursday arrivals and Monday AM departures are an additional cost. Bring your own linen and toiletries. Toilet paper is provided. Three organic meals will be served on each of the days. Class will be held in the great room with one day to be determined in the BEe Healing Apiary.


The cost per person is $295 which includes Lady’s book, Apitherapy: From a BEekeeper’s Perspective. Cancellations must be made by July 6, 2018, to allow us to prepare for the class. Thereafter, the cancellation fee is $30 which will be deducted from your refund. Refunds will be mailed to the registrant. Registration form coming soon.