A very special relationship exists between the plant, particularly the flowering parts, and the honeybee , a relationship which could easily be described as love.
Honeybees love to collect those substances and forces that ooze and emanate from the growing and flowering parts of the plant, the very substances and forces that maintain the plants own health balance, growth, and vitality.
It is these essential elements that phytotherapist extracts and which form the Materia medica of their healing work. What has been known in folklore for generations is now being confirmed by modern science; that human beings benefit most from plants medicines that grow broadly within the same locality as themselves i.e., plants which whom they share a similar ecological fingerprint.
The honeybee in collecting these primal substances from the plants and trees that surround their own world, also practice a kind of ecological alchemy. They combine and process in the hive that which is local and related to them. In doing this they produce a range of extraordinary foods and medicines which sustain both the honeybee itself and which modern science is rediscovering are potent medicines for man.
- Our mission is to bring phytotherapists and apitherapists into together in a way that enables them to develop and deliver the much-needed benefits of these natural medicines.
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