INTEGRATIVE BEE THERAPY RECOMMENDED BOOKS
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The Buzz about Bees: Biology of a Superorganism (Hardcover) by Jürgen Tautz
With spectacularly beautiful colour photographs and an easy understandable text The Buzz about Bees tells the story of honeybees in a new perspective. Based on the latest data, notably from his own research group, Jürgen Tautz provides a wonderful insight into the realms of bees.
In contrast to the view of bee colonies as perfect societies of selfless individuals ruled by a queen, Tautz introduces them as a "superorganism", a self organizing and complex adaptive system based on a network of communication; a fascinating result of evolution, a mammal in several bodies.
The entire range of astonishing bee activities is described. Remarkable action photographs never shown before present bees busy with cell cleaning, caring for the brood, serving in the queen's court, visiting flowers, receiving nectar, producing honey, comb building, entrance guarding, heating and cooling. Spotlights include bees grooming, swarming, fighting, telephoning, sleeping and communicating by high-toned beeping, scents and dances.
Bee Products: Properties, Applications and Apitherapy– Avshalom Mizrahi
This book is expensive but an extraordinary value if you are seriously interested in the use of bee products for medicine. It is a resource I have returned to many times and referred to others. The price should be compared to the cost of attending an excellent international conference, rather than compared to the price of a book.
Highlights for me were:
The best article on bee pollen I have ever read and the only source I've found on the benefits of pollen during pregnancy. Very serious & very concise.
Dr Franco Feraboli's challenge of the basic assumptions on the cause of the primary beneficial effects of bee venom in medicine. A major contribution to the literature.
Dr Theo Cherbuliez's classic article on the role of bee sting therapy and chronicity and acuteness of health conditions.
Research on the use of propolis as a preservative.
The Shamanic Way of the Bee: Ancient Wisdom and Healing Practices of the Bee Masters by Simon Buxton
Reveals for the first time the ancient tradition of bee shamanism and its secret practices and teachings.
Bee shamanism may well be the most ancient and enigmatic branch of shamanism, yet it exists throughout the world—wherever in fact the honeybee exists. Its medicinal tools are now in common usage—such as honey, pollen, propolis, and royal jelly—and even the origins of Chinese acupuncture can be traced back to the ancient practice of applying bee stings to the body's meridians.
In this authoritative ethnography and spiritual memoir, Simon Buxton--an elder of the Path of Pollen--reveals for the first time the richness of this tradition: its subtle intelligence; its sights, sounds, and smells; and its unique ceremonies, which until now have been known only to initiates. Buxton's footsteps were first put on the Path of Pollen at age nine when an Austrian bee shaman cured him of a near fatal bout of encephalitis. This early contact prepared him for his later meeting with an elder of the tradition who took him on as an apprentice. Following an intense initiation that opened him to the mysteries of the hive mind, the author learned over the next 13 years the practices, rituals, and tools of bee shamanism. He experienced the healing and spiritual powers of honey and other bee products, including the flying ointment used by medieval witches, as well as ritual initiations with the female members of the tradition—the Mellisae—and the application of magico-sexual "nectars" that promote longevity and ecstasy. The Shamanic Way of the Bee is a rare view into the secret wisdom of this age-old tradition.
The Bible of Bee Venom Therapy by Bodog F. Beck
As a physician who utilizes bee venom therapy with great success for arthritis, asthma, sarcoidosis (one of the most valuable and unknown uses of BVT), and many acute and chronic inflammatory conditions I have been searching for this book for several years. Almost everyone I know in the field spoke about it and its author, Bodog Beck, MD, the modern father of bee venom therapy, yet very few people actually had a copy. This book will provide you with everything you need to understand the subject and is, without a doubt, the most comprehensive book on the subject.
The arthritis doctors and medical establishment have no interest in BVT since they can't patent and make money off a natural substance. In addition, BVT has actually eliminated these conditions in many patients, according to the authors. Would a drug company that keeps patients on arthritis medicine their whole lives like that? But, as Dr. Beck, a well known doctor of internal medicine who practiced in New York City years ago and had thousands of happy patients who were treated with BVT and many other practitioners can attest, bee venom therapy (BVT) works!
Apiterapia 101 Para Todos by Moises Asis
Comprehensive and state-of-the art textbook on Apitherapy, the use of bee products, i.e. honey and honeydew, bee pollen and bee bread, drone larvae or Apilarnil, propolis, royal jelly, apitoxin or bee venom, beeswax, as a food supplement or as a Complementary and Alternative Medicine in applications such as nutrient supplements, massage, stipers, injections, stings, acupuncture microapplications, capsules, tablets, raw oral, topical, ointments, poultices, electrophoresis, and many others, for preventing diseases and healing other disorders such as autoimmune diseases, cancer, addictions, decubiti, peptic ulcers, malaria, herpes zoster, burn care, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, wound care, Parkinson's disease, Lyme's disease, parasites, dermatological diseases, and other neurological disorders, psychiatric disorders, surgery, metabolic diseases, infectious diseases, fungal diseases, viral diseases, bacterial diseases, cosmetics, and other uses.
Beekeeping For Dummies by Howland Blackiston
Beekeeping For Dummies is a honey of a book on an increasingly popular hobby. For both enjoyment and profit, beekeeping has become a booming enterprise. This easy-to-follow guide removes the mystery from this pastime. Realize the benefits of keeping bees, from aiding the environment to enjoying homemade honey and wax products.
Beekeeping For Dummies includes detailed, full-color photographs that show how to install a package of bees in your hive, what to expect from your bees (they are incredibly well-tempered during swarming!), and how to spot-and solve-common beekeeping problems.
Beekeeping For Dummies was written by Howland Blackiston, expert beekeeper and the president and co-owner of www.bee-commerce.com. —This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Now updated — your guide to becoming a successful backyard beekeeper.
Interested in raising honey bees? This friendly, practical guide presents a step-by-step approach to starting your own beehive, along with expert tips for maintaining a healthy colony. You get the latest on honeybee medication and treatments, harvesting and marketing your honey, and the impact the sudden disappearance of the honeybee has on our environment and economy.
Open the book and find:
The Backyard Beekeeper: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard and Garden by Kim Flottum
This book isn't just a guide to beekeeping or a honey cookbook; it's both. No other book on the market provides an in-depth review of beekeeping and what honey is good for and how to use it.
Beautifully illustrated, the Backyard Beekeeper is perfect for the health-conscious person who wants to sweeten up their life by saying no to processed sugars and yes to eating organic, healthy food.
This book is the complete "honeybee" resource with general information on bees; a how-to guide to the art of bee keeping and how to set up, care for, and harvest your own hives; as well as tons of fun facts and projects that are bee related. The second half of the book is the complete guide to honey. It reviews the different types of honey and their health effects as well as provides hundreds of ideas and recipes for using honey in recipes, cosmetically in facemasks and shampoos, and for medicinal uses.
After receiving a degree in horticulture from UW Madison, Kim Flottum worked four years in the USDA Honey Bee Research Lab, studying pollination ecology. After that, he spent two years raising acres of fruits and vegetables, where bees played a large role. He brings this experience, plus nearly 20 years of writing and editing articles for beekeepers in the monthly magazine Bee Culture. He is the publisher of books on honeybee pests and diseases, marketing, queen production, beekeeping history, beginning beekeeping, and the classic industry reference, The ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture.
ABC and Xyz of Bee Culture (Hardcover) by A.I. Root
An encyclopedia pertaining to scientific and practical culture of bees. Everything a beekeeper needs to know about obtaining and keeping bee hives. The book is an encyclopedia of information and terms on the honeybee.
If you keep bees or want to keep bees or simply want to know more about this unappreciated, but vital aid to our modern agriculture, you need this book.