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Apis mellifera

Emergency medicine
Bees are a major cause of life-threatening anaphylaxis in sensitised individuals.
Clinical findings
Fever, chills, lightheadedness, hives, joint and muscle pain, bronchial constriction, shortness of breath, hypotension, pulmonary oedema, shock, death.

Honeybee—A major homeopathic remedy obtained from bees, which is used to treat bee stings and other insect bites, oedema, and other causes of burning and swelling, including cystitis, allergies and sore throat. Apis is also used to treat arthritis, mumps, peritonitis and pleuritis.


Apis melifica, the species of bee (see HYMENOPTERAN kept by man to produce honey.
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Under the correct conditions of being ingested by a honeybee larva, they germinated and were infective even after over 60 years.
e biggest improvement on the previous year was seen in the South West, where more than half of honeybee colonies (53 per cent) were lost in 2012/2013, but less than 9 per cent were lost this winter.
Feeding acute and chronic doses to honeybees - beyond the levels they would ever experience in the eld - the Newcastle team found it had only a very slight eect on the bees' survival and no measurable eect at all on their learning and memory.
With our business and consulting backgrounds we had the ability to do something about it; we hope to use HoneyBee Child to help other momprenuers realize their potential, as well,” added Katie Stewart, co-founder.
The report said effects of pesticides on honeybees are a major concern, but more research is needed to establish the risks associated with pesticide exposure to honeybee declines in general in this country.
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Dr Alexandros Papachristoforou, of the University of Thessaloniki in Greece, who led the team, said the finding will cause "a complete re-thinking of honeybee defence mechanisms" and could lead to the production of a natural, low toxicity local anaesthetic for humans and animals.
Visitors are encouraged to learn about the history and ecology of honeybees and their importance today in the innovative honeybee room, located on the upper floor of this historic cottage.
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Florida was the focus of early reports of unusual honeybee mortality through simple disappearance.
Since 2006 the world's honeybee population has been in decline due to a problem known as Colony Collapse Disorder.