This article is from the Alternative
Medicine Therapies guide.
say that most of the allergic reactions attributed to honeybee
venom are actually to yellow jacket or wasp venom. However, if
you are allergic to bee venom, you should be very careful when
using this therapy, and get professional supervision. Furthermore,
in case you have an undetected allergy, be sure to keep a bee-venom
allergy kit (including a syringe and epinephrine) on hand.
- Health shakes
(blended drinks from juice bars) often contain bee pollen or other
bee products. If you are allergic, such drinks can cause dangerous
reactions. Be sure you know what's in a drink before you consume
- If you have
heart disease, hypertension, tuberculosis, or diabetes, avoid
less than a year old should never be given honey (raw or otherwise),
since it may contain bacteria that can be harmful to them.
- People with
compromised immune systems should use caution when eating raw
honey, which may contain infection-causing fungus.
dosage levels have not yet been established for bee products.
Therefore, exercise caution when using any of them.