Bees #132

As a doctor, I can’t tell you how often I recommend people use natural, organic, locally produced honey from local honeybees as a means of staving off allergies and promoting good health.  I, myself, use honey pretty much every morning, so I understand the importance of having good bees because without good bees, we wouldn’t have good honey.

But what do the bees have to teach us?  Much more than we realize.  These insects, which pollinate the plants that feed us, are offering important information about the impact of humans upon the environment.  Bees are also used increasingly in healing therapies.  Today, we speak with Christy Hemenway and Dr. Theo Cherbuliez, and explore what the bees have to teach us.


Dr. Theo Cherbuliez

Dr. Theo Cherbuliez is a psychiatrist and apitherapist.  He is also the former president and vice president of the American Apitherapy Society.  He has travelled to 5 continents to learn and teach about apitherapy.  He has 4 beehives here in Maine.

Christy Hemenway

Christy Hemenway is the founder of Gold Star Honeybees, a company that creates a low-tech, natural beekeeping system known as the top bar hive, which allows bees to make their own natural beeswax honeycomb.  Christy is also the author of The Thinking Beekeeper, a guide to natural beekeeping in top bar hives, and a strong advocate for understanding the interrelatedness of bees, human health, and the health of the planet.

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