Considerable evidence continues to be published in 2023 about the efficacy of bee venom against many types of cancer, including breast cancer, which will be diagnosed in more than 20,000 Australian women this year according to official statistics.*
Australian scientists made world news in 2020 when the young PHD student, Ciara Duffy, from WA published in the prestigious journal Nature that bee venom dissolves breast cancer tumours in experimental rat subjects. Since then there has been an explosion in research around the world and a race is on to develop a drug, derived from bee venom, to treat cancer of all types. In traditional Apitherapy the medicine comes directly from a naturally delivered injection from the bee itself.
“Apitherapy is part of the medical system in many countries but is virtually unknown in Australia, ” said the President of the Australian Apitherapy Association, Dr Bridget Goodwin.
“The Australian Apitherapy Association’s role is to raise awareness about this important form of natural medicine and to help educate people about its benefits. Apitherapy is known to help with many complex skin conditions and is well known to be helpful for many complex diseases.”
“The research on cancer, arthritis and many other illnesses is compelling- all you have to do is look at the extensive scientific literature and the impressive international presentations available at the last two conferences held by the Australian Apitherapy Association,” Dr Goodwin said.
“Today on World Bee Day we should celebrate the increasingly important role bees have in our health and it seems science is finally catching up with nature.”
“In Apitherapy it is well known that bee medicine is extremely helpful for many complex and difficult to treat human conditions from arthritis to cancer and the evidence is easily identified in current medical literature.”
Join the Australian Apitherapy Association (AAA) www.apitherapyaustralia.net to find out more. We are linked to the International Federation of Apitherapy and supported by doctors and scientists from around the world who are working in this important area of natural medicine.
Dr Goodwin said the AAA  produces a conference each year in November that for the past two years has been supported by around 300 people from 20 countries. Viedo presentations are still on the AAA website.
In July 2023, the AAA are hosting the world Apitherapy expert, Dr Stefan Stangaciu of Romania for Apitherapy training in South Australia and anyone interested should contact the association at [email protected] .
Attached are three peer reviewed scientific journal articles from 2022 and 2023 exploring the effectiveness of bee venom in the treatment of breast and other types of cancer. You can download them from this post or go to Google Scholar or Pub Med and search for yourself.
For further information contact AAA President Dr Bridget Goodwin on 0477 509 247 or [email protected]
Kwon N-Y, Sung S-H, Sung H-K, Park J-K. Anticancer Activity of Bee Venom Components against Breast Cancer. Toxins. 2022; 14(7):460. https://doi.org/10.3390/toxins14070460 (PDF HERE)
Alaa Abd El-Gawad, Mohamed A. Kenawy, Tamer M. El-Messery, Marwa E. Hassan, Aziza A. El-Nekeety, Mosaad A. Abdel-Wahhab,
Fabrication and characterization of bee venom-loaded nanoliposomes: Enhanced anticancer activity against different human cancer cell lines via the modulation of apoptosis-related genesJournal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology,
Volume 84,2023,104545,ISSN 1773-2247,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jddst.2023.104545.
(https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1773224723003970) (PDF HERE)
Saravanan, D., Rafi, S. M., & Mohan, M. (2023). Identification of novel Bioactivities from Bee venom to target TNF-α for cancer therapy. Archives of Clinical Toxicology5(1), 22-27. (PDF HERE)
Further reading:

Determination of the Effects of Bee Venom on Triple Negative Breast Cancer Cells in Vitro

First published: 19 February 2023