Man is increasingly transforming nature into a cultural landscape. For this reason, the number of insects living in them has decreased noticeably. For example, more than 50 wild bees are threatened with extinction and are on the red lists.
Honey bees have also been driven out of their natural home, the forest, and like domestic animals, are almost completely dependent on humans. In today’s world, no swarm can survive long in the wild.
However, these animals have retained their natural behavior and bite, why?
- For a layman it is puzzling how a beekeeper can handle bees
- It is a misconception that wasps, bees, etc. they are usually “prickly”
- Why do they bite passersby who do nothing?
- Due to inexperience with these animals, one has a natural fear of them
- It is not known how these animals behave and how to behave to keep them calm
- Insect bites can cause allergies
- Dealing with insects requires certain “rules” that are determined by natural laws
- Insects generally adhere to such traffic rules
- Human error and ignorance in dealing with insects often lead to bites
Features bee stings
After the sting, the bee dies from its severe internal injury. Bee venom consists of substances that are counted between proteins and polypepsides and belong to the category of natural substances. In its peculiar composition, it cannot be produced artificially. It’s corrosive but not deadly, so it’s not a strong poison. On the contrary, bee venom (apitoxin) can be used as a remedy in the treatment of rheumatic diseases due to the triggered physical reaction (increased release of adrenaline and cortisone via the pituitary gland into the adrenal gland).
Use of bee venom
Today bee venom is needed in large quantities for medicinal preparations. The amount of poison in 10,000 bees is only 3 grams and after drying only 1 gram. Methods (e.g. ether stimulation or electric shocks) have been developed that allow bees to empty their venom sac without injuring themselves. High-quality preparations such as rheumatism ointments, which do not require a doctor’s prescription, are produced from the poison obtained in this way.
Apitoxin in combination with other substances in such ointments is favorable for absorption through the skin. Mustard oil, for example, causes a strong dilation of the capillaries and metasalicylate has an anti-inflammatory effect. Therefore, it is not necessary to be stung by bees for rheumatic complaints. These ointments alone stimulate the body to produce cortisone and other hormones. These trigger the anti-rheumatic effect by stimulating vasodilatation and thus blood circulation. This relieves the discomfort.