posted on May, 29 2013 @ 06:46 AM
reply to post by muzzleflash
Thanks for posting this. I myself have started a couple of colonies last year out on my land out in the country and yielded about 20 pounds. This
year, we're going to get 5x as much. Speaking subjectively of course, I've been less sick and healthier because of it. I would encourage everybody
to get a colony from their local beekeeper.
Prior to this post I searched the forum for "beekeepers" and "cancer" in the same post and didn't find much -- a reference to a 1954 study.
I'm reading "The Shamanic Way of the Bee" by Simon Buxton. On page 23 he writes:
"...beekeepers rarely become ill and rarely if ever contract cancer or other terminal diseases. I considered this a very bold claim, but later
researched it and largely found it to be true.*"
The footnote reads:
"Two examples of my research into this assertion: D.C. Jarvis, M.D. of Vermont, writes, 'I spent two years checking the observation that beekeepers
do not have cancer. Charles Mraz, a beekeeper in Vermont, helped me in this study. Together we were unable to find a single case of cancer in
beekeepers or learn of one who had died of the disease. In his international search for cancer among beekeepers, Dr. B. Beck discovered one case. That
was a man who dies of skin cancer in Hawaii.' (Jarvis 1985) Dr. W. Schweisheimer stated, 'A strange observation some 20 years ago had been made by
the Berlin Cancer institute. Its scientists and doctors had never seen a bee keeper who was suffering from cancer.' (Schweisheimer 1967)"
Given the low incidence of beekeeping in the general population, I don't consider "Hey! Ever hear of a beekeeper with cancer?" to be a scientific
study. The Internet doesn't have much on this either. Any thoughts?