Apitherapy has been around for centuries. During the classical antiquity, the Greeks and Egyptians used honey and propolis (they called the black wax) for their medicinal properties. These products have long been part of the Eastern and Middle-Eastern traditional medicines.
Today, apitherapy is practiced by doctors and therapists from around the world. Many associations are created to connect all the specialists together, and university researchers publish studies on the different bee hive products every year.