Today Europe’ figures says 600.000 beekeepers and 14.million beehives in this continent, this is a great industry.
Honey is important for beekeepers but beekeeping is not limited only with honey production. Today, bee products including propolis, royal jelly, and bee pollen are popular, traditional health foods. On the basis of the scientific assays, propolis is the most powerful antioxidant of all the bee product examined, Pollen too, exhibited strong antioxidant effects. Today, the use of bee products in the health sector calling APITHERAPY.
Apitherapy is a growing sector and a fascinating one as well. The project overall goal is to develop a new curriculum for an awareness of the beneficial aspects of bee products to beekeepers, agricultural, medical sectors and aiming at finding alternative solutions to known health problems with human in Europe. Because there are too much dirty details and approaches that deceives the people in this sector too. Therefore marketing of these products is not easy. Traditionally, honey is considered the major beekeeping product. Wax has played a considerable role in only a few parts of the world and propolis is even less known. However, with increasing knowledge about beekeeping and an awareness of the beneficial aspects of many bee products, the use and demand for other products is increasing. Many agricultural and medical research have shown that many bee products can be used in alternative medicine recently. The five popular honeybee products work in different ways to treat various ailments and conditions. But most of beekeepers and health care providers need a scientific training and information about bee products for health at both, national and European level. Today, the beekeeping industry produces honey, wax, and other bee products the fruits of beekeeping that have a number of medicinal applications. Their use in medicine, called “apitherapy”has been practiced for centuries in many parts of the world. This practice is receiving renewed and increasing attention from scientists. Modest training develop a new curriculum will suffice to enable people to other bee products like royal jelly, propolis and bee venom. On the other hand, increase in the EU support for the beekeeping that approved the national programmes of the 27 member states to improve the production and marketing of apiculture products for the period 2011-2013.
The main objective of the project is to create completely updated teaching materials on bee products in alternative medicine.
The main targets are vocational education institutions (public,private) adult education centers’ teachers on beekeeping, alternative medicine and food sector, related vocational high school teachers (Agriculture, Veterinary, Pharmacy) and vocational high schools in beekeeping and environmental foundations and training centres.
The project overall goal is to develop a new curriculum for an awareness of the beneficial aspects of bee products to beekeepers, agricultural, medical sectors and aiming at finding alternative solutions to known health problems with human in Europe. Apitherapy project will further define the needs of rural and remote regions in participating countries and beyond, adapt the curriculum and materials to specific regional and national needs, add modules and chapter on further issues such as scientific methods of use of bee products in alternative medicine.
Today this deficiency is a serious phenomenon that conscious people avoiding the use of drugs. At the same time many beekeepers have a lack of information on the use of these products in health science in Europe. It means related professional groups (Beekeepers, Medical sectors staff including) vocational education institutions (public, private) adult education centers’ teachers on beekeeping, alternative medicine and food sector, related vocational high school instructors (Agriculture, Veterinary, pharmacy, vocational high schools in beekeeping and environmental foundations and training centres need for training to bee products and use of alternative medicine. In this context, this project will solve a major deficiency.