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‘Bee-therapy’ creates a buzz in Lithuania

“Bee-therapy” claims to soothe pain and treat ailments with the energy created by bees flapping their wings. Users of the unusual treatment believe the air around a beehive can lower blood pressure and ease breathing difficulties.

Zidrunas Japertas who runs a bee-therapy centre in Kaunetiskes Village, in northern Lithuania, says he became a convert to the treatment seven years ago after using it to ease his own back pain.

Despite his friends initially being skeptical of his therapy centre, Japertas says some 500 clients visit between May and September each year.

The alternative medicine treatment of apitherapy uses all bee-related products, including honey, propolis – or bee glue used to build hives – and venom for varying ailments.

(Production: Eugenijus Kryzanovskis, Louisa Naks)

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