Dr. Stefan Stangaciu is delivering, since 1999, training courses worldwide, including through Internet/E-mail and Skype. The courses are regularly updated in response to advances in Apitherapy and bee products science. Our objective is to embed a good understanding of the Apitherapy theory but to ground the course in real-world practice.
Contact us shortly to ask for preliminary details, in case you are interested in improving the human or animal health or on improving the environment and its biodiversity. Our main e-mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Why may you need an Apitherapy Internet, long distance, Course?
There are many reasons for that:
· 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 have usually 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 800 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., 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 has as main goals 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 local (national) further Apitherapy Courses;
· to teach its students that finally, they can better protect Mother-Nature and Human Beings through Apitherapy.
General structure of 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 of 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 helped to affiliate with one or more of the existing national/international 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 counseling after the second and third level. This counseling will be free of charge. In addition, any questions put by the students during or after the Course will be answered free of charge.
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 in 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 is 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 1 WHAT IS APITHERAPY?
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
First homework for the student
The student must make a PowerPoint based on all previous received Lessons from Level One.
All they need to do is to extract from each Lesson the most important texts, then add, inside the PPT, the best photos/graphics they may find in our Course CD and also on Internet (Wikipedia is a good source).
A good PPT has always very few texts but excellent photos/graphics.
This PPT (after correction/improvement made by us) will be for the present student and future Apitherapy expert an excellent “tool” to promote Apitherapy in his/her country, during all their future lectures and conferences to be offered to the local/regional/national communities.
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:
· Honeydew honey
· Royal Jelly
· 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 us.
Here below are listed the Lessons of this new level:
Bee Products Pharmacological Properties, Effects and Actions
Lesson 32 Introduction of Bee Products Properties.
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.
Second homework for the student:
to make a PowerPoint based on all Lessons they already received (Level Two).
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 practicing 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 in a lot of opportunities related to Apitherapy and different possible related “businesses” (manufacturing, distribution, counseling 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 Bee Venom Injections vs. Live Bee Stings (M. Simics)
Lesson 66 Honey and Honeydew Honey Administrations
Lesson 67 Propolis Administration
Lesson 68 Beeswax Administration
Lesson 69 Royal Jelly Administration
Lesson 70 Apilarnil Administration
Preparations with Bee Products:
Lesson 71 Preparations: A General Overview
Lesson 72 Pollen preparations, “home-made”
Lesson 73 Bee Bread Preparations
Lesson 74 Bee Venom Preparations
Lesson 75 Honey and Honeydew Honey Preparations
Lesson 76 Propolis Preparations
Lesson 77 Beeswax Preparations
Lesson 78 Royal Jelly Preparations
Lesson 79 Apilarnil Preparations
Lesson 80 Commercial Bee Products – a General Overview
Lesson 81 Pollen and Bee Bread in Commercial Products
Lesson 82 Basic Bee Venom in Products
Lesson 83 Honey in Commercial Products
Lesson 84 Propolis in Commercial Products
Lesson 85 Beeswax in Commercial Products
Lesson 86 Royal jelly in Commercial Products
Lesson 87 Apilarnil in Commercial Products
Lesson 88 Marketing, Economical Aspects Related to Apitherapy
Lesson 89 Mass Media Presentations – Rules, Principles, Tips
Lesson 90 Co-operation with your Local Doctors and Authorities
Lesson 91 Legal Aspects of Apitherapy
Lesson 92 An Introduction to Apipuncture
Lesson 93 Management of Bees for Bee Sting Therapy (BST)
Lesson 94 Basics of Apitoxinotherapy.
Lesson 95 Apitherapy Principles
Lesson 96 Apitherapy Cocktail
Lesson 97 Apitherapy against Liver Cirrhosis
Lesson 98 Apitherapy against Cancer
Lesson 99 Apitherapy for Children and their Diseases
Lesson 100 Apitherapy and Standardisation
Third homework for the student:
to make a PowerPoint based on all Lessons they already received (Level Three).
Starting with 2003 we decided to implement, before the Final Exam, another kind of a test, to see how big is the desire to learn of our AIC students.
Each student will be asked to write, before the Final Exam with the 100 questions, a small Thesis of about 30-50 pages, on any subject related to Apitherapy he/she likes most. The Thesis must be sent first as Word.doc and then as PowerPoint.
The Thesis can be used later on various ways, including during Mass Media interviews or on any communications/lectures/conferences the graduate will make in the future for his/her local and/or national health practitioners and beekeepers associations.
After 100 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 100 questions.
The questions will be mainly from the given Lessons, but it may touch also non-discussed, but related subjects.
All answers will be analyzed by Dr. Stefan Stangaciu, the Course Coordinator.
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 maximum two more times in future similar exams.
If after these two 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.
The Diploma obtained by a successful Final Exam student will show that that student has a strong theoretical base in Apitherapy.
We will officially confirm that to all interested parties each time when this will be necessary.
Of course, unless the local laws permit it, this diploma does not mean that a person who took part in AIC can immediately open an Apitherapy Office, a Center 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 before any other person, committee or college will even think about this healing method, will give you an 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!
In order to make this Course easily available worldwide, we decided that the fees for this about 100 Lessons + private counseling Course + Apitherapy Data Base should be only 400 Euros. Discounts or even free Courses can be offered from case to case.
The Final Examination, sending the diploma, phone calls to students, private counseling 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 electronic libraries.
Technical computer requirements
Most computer systems and software are sufficiently powerful to provide an excellent transfer of information between the students and their lectors.
The minimal configuration is usually the following one:
Windows. Office. Word
WinZip. If you have not this software, you can get it from www.winzip.com
The Course program is very flexible, there is no age or time-related limit.
Each participant can study when and where he/she wants to.
Important! The Course is open only to Beekeepers and/or people working in the field of Human or Veterinary Medicine.
It is maybe good to know that the Apitherapy Internet Course has been offered already to over 500 students from the following 84 countries :
Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin (Republic of Benin), Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cameroun, Canada, Czechia, Chile, China, China (Hong Kong), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maroc, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, Nigeria, New Zealand, Nouvelle Caledonie, Oman, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Siria, Slovakia, Spain, South Africa, Sudan, Sweden, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, West Indies.
So, if you would like to join our international “Api-Family” too, just let us know.
First step: send us your AIC application form, with all your personal details (name, address, e-mail, website, why do you need to start a career in Apitherapy, etc.).
Second step: if you will be accepted to join our Course, we will give you our bank/PayPal account details. Immediately after your payment, we will start the Course, via E-mail and/or Skype.