Skip to the main page content.
About Us. Events. Products More Information. Bee Groups. Links.



Please Note:

The medical benefits of apitherapy treatments have not been approved by many countries.

Therefore, and all of its contributors, make no claims about the safety or benefits of any honeybee products and do not endorse any form of apitherapy. All bee products are consumed and/or used at your own risk and can not be held liable.

Back to the Apitherapy Page

Why you may need

an Apitherapy Internet Course

There are many reasons for taking an Apitherapy Internet Course:

  • Each of us has been, is or can be ill some day.
  • our family members or friends can be in the same situation and may need our generous help;
  • to prevent diseases is much easier than to treat them;
  • the classical treatments, based only on chemical treatments usually have too many side-effects;
  • the bee products have an extraordinary richness in nutrients and "soft" active compounds which can protect our health efficiently against over 1000 diseases ;
  • the beekeepers have the second highest longevity among all professions; they are usually strong and generous with their friends all their life; why? Because they regularly receive their bees "treatment" (good, natural food and stimuli)
  • Apitherapy is also an extraordinary source of knowledge ; a good apitherapist has very complex background knowledge of areas such as: biology , entomology , agriculture , beekeeping , veterinary medicine , biochemistry , pharmacology , natural therapies , clinical medicine , psychology etc.

Probably the most important thing related to apitherapy is that this multi-millenarian natural healing method can increase your general knowledge and can help you to help other people in need.

Main Goals of AIC

The Apitherapy Internet Course's main goals are to:

  • increase the exchange of apitherapy related information between apitherapists from all over the world;
  • teach its students all methods necessary in order to apply apitherapy with good and very good results;
  • teach its students how they can build their own Apitherapy Data Bases, and their own apitherapy libraries;
  • prepare the "ground" for future Apitherapy Clinics or Offices and further local (national) apitherapy courses;
  • to teach its students that finally they can better protect Mother-Nature and Human Beings through Apitherapy.

General Structure of the AIC

The Apitherapy Internet Course consists of over 90 lessons presented in three levels.

Each lesson is sent to the students via normal E-mail, as an attached Zip-ed Word document.

After each level there is a period of free discussions, questions and comments followed by a short break (normally 1-2 weeks).

The final examination is after level three, by which time all students should have a complete understanding of all of the lessons.

The "examination" will consist in a series of 90-100 short questions (one question per lesson), sent to each student by E-mail.

The students are required to send the answers back to the Course leader within 24 hours after receipt of the questions.

Students who score at least 70% correct answers will receive the "Certificate of Completion".

This certificate will show that the holder has a strong theoretical knowledge of apitherapy.

Before, during or immediately after the course, each student will be affiliated to one or more of the existing Apitherapy Societies.

The practical aspects of apitherapy (especially Bee Venom Therapy), will be covered by the student participating in "hands-on" practical workshops to be arranged, in co-operation with AAS (American Apitherapy Society) and/or UKAS (UK Apitherapy Society), German Apitherapy Society, Apimondia etc. These workshops will reinforce the strong theoretical knowledge of this subject obtained during the course.

The legal aspects of apitherapy will be fully discussed at the end of the third level.

The general structure of the course is very flexible, thus new lessons can be included depending on requests received from the students.

The Course leader (Dr. Stefan Stangaciu) will offer students private apitherapy counselling after the second and third level. This counselling will be free of charge. In addition any questions put by the students during or after the course will be answered free of charge.

Level One of the AIC

The first 31 lessons of the Apitherapy Internet Course have as their main goals the introduction of the students to the bases of apitherapy. In this level will be presented in detail all necessary information related to the bee product origin, types, composition and characteristics. The importance of bees for Nature, humans and animals will be also discussed in the first lessons of this level.

After the receipt of lessons via E-mail there will follow an active phase of discussions, questions and comments.

It is important that each of the above mentioned lessons are completely understood, before the Second Level of AIC will begin.

After the questions & answers phase there will be a short break.

Here below are listed the first 31 lessons of AIC:


  • Lesson 2 Apitherapy History
  • Lesson 3 Bee Biology for Apitherapists
  • Lesson 4 Importance of bee products for a bee colony
  • Lesson 5 Importance of Bee Products for Humans and Animals

Bee Products Origin and Types

  • Lesson 6 Bee Pollen Origin and Types
  • Lesson 7 Bee Bread Origin and Types
  • Lesson 8 Honey Origin and Types
  • Lesson 9 Honeydew Honey Origin and Types
  • Lesson 10 Propolis Origin and Types
  • Lesson 11 Beeswax Origin and Types
  • Lesson 12 Royal Jelly - Origin and Types
  • Lesson 13 Apilarnil Origin


  • Lesson 14 Bee Pollen characteristics
  • Lesson 15 Bee Venom Characteristics
  • Lesson 16 Honey Characteristics
  • Lesson 17 Honeydew Honey Characteristics
  • Lesson 18 Propolis Characteristics
  • Lesson 19 Beeswax Characteristics
  • Lesson 20 Royal Jelly Characteristics
  • Lesson 21 Apilarnil Characteristics


  • Lesson 22 Bee Pollen Composition
  • Lesson 23 Bee Bread Composition
  • Lesson 24 Bee Venom Composition
  • Lesson 25 Honey Composition
  • Lesson 26 Honeydew Honey Composition
  • Lesson 27 Beeswax Composition
  • Lesson 28 Propolis Composition
  • Lesson 29 Royal Jelly Composition
  • Lesson 30 Apilarnil Composition
  • Lesson 31 General overview on the previous lessons

Level Two of the AIC

In this second level of AIC, the students will be able to receive and understand the properties, indications and counter-indications of all main 9 bee products used in apitherapy:

  • Honey
  • Honeydew honey
  • Propolis
  • Beeswax
  • Royal Jelly
  • Apilarnil
  • Bee bread
  • Bee pollen
  • Bee Venom

A full understanding of this level is vital for the future use of apitherapy in preventing and/or healing different diseases.

That is why, during and/or after this second level the students will be encouraged to address as many as possible questions to their lector(s).

Here below are listed the lessons of this level:


  • Lesson 32 Introduction of Bee Products Properties.

Bee Products Pharmacological Properties, Effects and Actions

  • Lesson 33 Pollen: Pharmacological Properties, Effects, and Actions.
  • Lesson 34 Bee Bread: Pharmacological Properties, Effects, Actions.
  • Lesson 35 Bee Venom: Pharmacological Properties, Effects, and Actions.
  • Lesson 36 Honey: Pharmacological Properties, Effects, and Actions.
  • Lesson 37 Honeydew Honey: Pharmacological Properties, Effects, and Actions.
  • Lesson 38 Propolis: Pharmacological Properties, Effects, and Actions.
  • Lesson 39 Beeswax: Pharmacological Properties, Effects, and Actions.
  • Lesson 40 Royal jelly: Pharmacological Properties, Effects, Actions.
  • Lesson 41 Apilarnil: Pharmacological Properties, Effects, Actions


  • Lesson 42 Introduction to Bee Products Indications. Generalities.
  • Lesson 43 Pollen Indications.
  • Lesson 44 Bee Bread Indications.
  • Lesson 45 Bee Venom Indications.
  • Lesson 46 Honey Indications.
  • Lesson 47 Honeydew Honey Indications.
  • Lesson 48 Propolis Indications.
  • Lesson 49 Beeswax Indications.
  • Lesson 50 Royal Jelly Indications.
  • Lesson 51 Apilarnil Indications.

Counter-indications and Limits

  • Lesson 52 Bee Products Counter-indications and Limits. A General overview.
  • Lesson 53 Pollen Counter-indications and Limits.
  • Lesson 54 Bee Bread Counter-indications and Limits.
  • Lesson 55 Bee Venom Counter-indications and Limits.
  • Lesson 56 Honey and Honeydew Honey Counter-indications and Limits.
  • Lesson 57 Propolis Counter-Indications and Limits.
  • Lesson 58 Beeswax Counter-indications and Limits.
  • Lesson 59 Royal Jelly Counter-indications, Adverse Reactions, and Limits.
  • Lesson 60 Apilarnil Counter-indications, Adverse Reactions and Limits.

As with level one, level two it will be followed by a discussion phase.

The well-deserved vacation will come only when the student has completely understood the above mentioned lessons.

Level Three of the AIC

In this last theoretical phase of the Apitherapy Internet Course the accent will be put on teaching the students on the best methods of bee products administration (posology).

Strong theoretical bases will be given also related to how "home-made" apitherapy products can be obtained starting from "raw" bee products.

The main characteristics of the commercially available apitherapy products will be also discussed.

Mass media presentations, co-operation with the local doctors and authorities and legal aspects of apitherapy will be also parts of this last theoretical level.

Level three of AIC will have a stronger "practical" aspect.

That is why, many lessons will contain a lot of practical "tips" and "secrets" extremely important in order to achieve a high success in using the bee products for own health and/or practising apitherapy.

The full understanding of this level is also vital for the future use of apitherapy oriented bee products. This level will offer to those interested a lot of opportunities related to apitherapy and different possible related "businesses" (manufacturing, distribution, counselling etc., etc.).

During and/or after this third level the students will be also encouraged to address as many as possible questions to their lector(s).

Here below are the main lessons of level three:


Administration of Bee Products:

  • Lesson 61 Administration of Bee Products, a General Overview
  • Lesson 62 Pollen Administration
  • Lesson 63 Bee Bread Administration
  • Lesson 64 Bee Venom Administration and Techniques
  • Lesson 65 Honey and Honeydew Honey Administrations
  • Lesson 66 Propolis Administration
  • Lesson 67 Beeswax Administration
  • Lesson 68 Royal Jelly Administration
  • Lesson 69 Apilarnil Administration

Preparations with Bee Products:

  • Lesson 70 Preparations: A General Overview
  • Lesson 71 Pollen preparations, "home-made"
  • Lesson 72 Bee Bread Preparations
  • Lesson 73 Bee Venom Preparations
  • Lesson 74 Honey and Honeydew Honey Preparations
  • Lesson 75 Propolis Preparations
  • Lesson 76 Beeswax Preparations
  • Lesson 77 Royal Jelly Preparations
  • Lesson 78 Apilarnil Preparations

Commercial Products:

  • Lesson 79 Commercial Bee Products - a General Overview
  • Lesson 80 Pollen and Bee Bread in Commercial Products
  • Lesson 81 Basic Bee Venom in Commercial Products
  • Lesson 82 Honey in Commercial Products
  • Lesson 83 Propolis in Commercial Products
  • Lesson 84 Beeswax in Commercial Products
  • Lesson 85 Apilarnil in Commercial Products
  • Lesson 86 Marketing, Economical Aspects Related to Apitherapy
  • Lesson 87 Mass Media Presentations - Rules, Principles, Tips
  • Lesson 88 Co-operation with your Local Doctors and Authorities
  • Lesson 89 Legal Aspects of Apitherapy
  • Lesson 90 An Introduction to Apipuncture
  • Lesson 91 Management of Bees for Bee Sting Therapy (BST)
  • Lesson 92 Basics of Apitoxinotherapy.
  • Lesson 93 Apitherapy Principles
  • Lesson 94 Apitherapy Cocktail
  • Lesson 95 Apitherapy against Liver Cirrhosis
  • Lesson 96 Apitherapy against Cancer
  • Lesson 97 Apitherapy for Children and their Diseases
  • Lesson 98 Apitherapy and Standardisation

AIC Thesis

Starting with 2003 we decided to implement, before the Final Exam, another kind of a test, to see how great the desire of our AIC students is to learn and practice.

 Each student will be asked to write, before the Final Exam with the 90-100 questions, a small Thesis of maximum 10 pages, on any subject related to Apitherapy he/she would like too.

The Thesis can be used later in various ways, including during Mass Media interviews or on any communications the graduate will make in the future with his/her local and/or national health practitioners and beekeepers.

Final exam of Apitherapy Internet Course (general structure)

After 98 lessons and answers to hundreds of possible questions, the time of the student's examination will arrive.

This exam needs to establish that the students have achieved a strong theoretical base in apitherapy and that they have a full understanding of its advantages and also its possible negative effects or even accidents.

The main goal of this exam is to give the student another useful "lesson". The one that will show that passing each exam can bring more "order" and deep "satisfaction" in the student's mind, soul and spirit.

Thus, each student will have enough time (24 hours) to give the answers to the over 90 possible questions.

The questions will be mainly from the given lessons, but it may touch also non-discussed but related subjects.

One type of question could be:

"What shall you do if your child develops bronchitis", or

"How will you treat with bee products your father having a sciatica", etc., etc.

All answers will be analysed by Dr. Stefan Stangaciu.

In order to pass the exam, one needs at least 70% right answers.

The students who will pass this examination will receive the course's diploma (certification of completion) through normal mail. The students, who do not pass this exam first time, will be offered the chance to participate three more times in future similar exams.

If after these three other tests the student is still unsuccessful, he/she will need to go one more time through all AIC levels as any other new student.

Certification of AIC

The Diploma obtained by a successful final exam student will show interested parties that that student has a strong theoretical base in apitherapy.

The AIC's leaders will officially confirm that when necessary.

Of course, unless the local laws permit it, this diploma does not mean that a person who took part to AIC can immediately open an Apitherapy Office or a Clinic!

However, when there is a great desire to help other people, legal ways to practice apitherapy will be found, specific from case to case.

Apitherapy will have an ascendant evolution in the future. Many Apitherapy Clinics and later even Colleges will be built.

The fact that you will have already an Apitherapy Diploma, signed by the best apitherapy experts the world has now, before any other person, committee or college will even think to have such courses, will give you at least a very important moral advantage.

Finally what is important is your desire to learn and to help other people to have a healthier life, not passing examination papers.

Knowledge and Love, the main goals we should all have in life, can be very well accomplished through this course.

Hopefully you will you join it!

Apitherapy Internet Course Costs (fees)

In order to make this Course easily available worldwide we decided that the fees for this about 100 lessons + private counselling course + Apitherapy Data Base (CD) should be only 200 Euros . High discounts or even free courses can be offered from case to case.

The final examination, sending the diploma, phone calls to students, private counselling etc. will be free of charge.

The fees can be sent by normal checks, bank draft, and wire transfer or by any other suitable (cheaper) methods to the address given personally by the course's leader.

Any extra-fees required by banks for money transfer will be paid entirely by the future students. That is why, before sending the money it is always useful to ask the local bank about the cheapest method to send the fees to the mentioned address.

The graduates of the AIC will benefit in the future from many discounts on paying different apitherapy related services, on buying different bee products or just on accessing different apitherapy data bases.

Technical (computer) requirements

Most computer systems and software are sufficiently powerful to provide an excellent transfer of information between the students and theirs lectors.

The minimal configuration is usually the following one:

Computers : IBM (minimum 486) or Macintosh.

Software :

Windows 95 Word 7.0 WinZip

Outlook Express, Microsoft Outlook or Netscape (as E-mail systems).

If you have not WinZip, you can get it from

There is no limit related to time or space.

Each student can study when and where he/she wants to.

The Course is open only to Beekeepers and/or people working in the field of Human or Animal Medicine.

The Course program is very flexible and there is no age limit.

For more information contact:

Stefan Stangaciu, MD, Specialist in Family Medicine,
Licensed in Acupuncture and Apiphytotherapy (Romania)
President of the German Apitherapy Society ( )
Apitherapy Internet Course Coordinator ( )
President of Apitherapy Consulting & Trading International
E-mail: ;


Back to the Apitherapy Page