Health—General & Rehabilitative

American Apitherapy Society Inc

  • Northport, NY
  • www.apitherapy.org

Mission Statement

To educate the public and health-care community about both the traditional and scientifically valid uses of Apitherapy. 

 

(Apitherapy is the use of the products of the honeybee hive for health and healing.  The products include: honey, propolis, pollen, venom, and royal jelly.  Some conditions treated by Apitherapy include multiple sclerosis, arthritis, chronic pain, scars, bursitis, and tendonitis.  In addition, Apitherapy is used to treat animals, such as dogs, cats and horses).

Main Programs

  1. CMACC (Charles Mraz Apitherapy Course and Conference)
  2. Journal of the American Apitherapy Society
  3. American Apitherapy Website

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Service Areas

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International

The American Apitherapy Society has members from all over the United States as well as from many countries outside the US.  Our website, Journal, Forum, and our Courses and Conferences are accessed by people from both the US and other countries.  In addition, we receive correspondence and inquiries from the US and other countries, and collaborate with Apitherapy societies, health organizations, and beekeeping organizations in the US and abroad.

ruling year

1990

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Marilyn Keller-Graham

Keywords

Self-reported

Apitherapy, alternative and complementary medicine, products from the beehive for health and healing, Bee venom therapy, BVT, Bee Sting Therapy, propolis, pollen, honey

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EIN

22-3018497

 Number

3782878174

Physical Address

15 Heights Rd.

Northport, NY 11768

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Health (General and Financing) (E80)

Other Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition N.E.C. (K99)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Conducted 18th Annual Course and Conference (CMACC),  providing for the first time, two levels of information.  Level One was for people new to Apitherapy, and Level II was for those who already had a basic knowledge about Apitherapy.

Created a new Website to give users more information and ease of use.


Board Members gave over 12 Apitherapy workshops and presentations in various states with attendance at each between 35 & and 175 people

Our President, Frederique Keller, appeared on 4 radio or TV programs speaking on Apitherapy

Launched the first phase of the "Molly Bee Good" Project, aka "Bees for Health" a traveling information program about Apitherapy, which went to sixWestern States, in different venues, including Health and Natural Food Stores, Beekeeping organizations, Extension Services, Research facilities, and Athletic and Fitness Centers.  The presentations included Q & A, to inform people about Apitherapy, and its role in general health and healing various conditions, illnesses and accidents.  Essentially this was an educational and public awareness project done in collaboration with Molly Romero, a Board Member.

        

Collaborate with other Complementary Medicine organizations by presenting at their events and having them join at ours

Send our Newsletter at least monthly instead of quarterly

Continue to improve our website

Provide education specifically targeted to health-care professionals

Continue to provide two levels of courses at our Annual Course and Conference (CMACC), to be held in Oct. 2012, in Portland, OR.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

CMACC (Charles Mraz Apitherapy Course and Conference)

This course and conference is given annually, and in 2011 the 17th such event is planned for Nov. in New Orleans.  It is a two and half day event, which includes a basic Apitherapy Course, more advanced courses for experienced Apitherapists, and Conference presentations about recent advances in the field.

Category

Health Care

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$15,000.00

Program 2

Journal of the American Apitherapy Society

The American Apitherapy Society produces a quarterly Journal which is sent to members and is available for a cost to anyone.  It presents news about Apitherapy and serves both scientists and health care professionals as well as the general public interested in Apitherapy.  Those interested in the Journal also include patients and family members, as well as beekeepers.

Category

Health Care

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$10,000.00

Program 3

American Apitherapy Website

The website is one of the major means of informing the public and our members about Apitherapy News, about events, and includes over 65 pages of information.  The site includes a special section for Members Only, a Forum which the general public can read while only Members can post.  This is a fine interchange about conditions treated by Apitherapy, and the methods used.

Category

Health Care

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$10,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

The American Apitherapy Society has members from all over the United States as well as from many countries outside the US.  Our website, Journal, Forum, and our Courses and Conferences are accessed by people from both the US and other countries.  In addition, we receive correspondence and inquiries from the US and other countries, and collaborate with Apitherapy societies, health organizations, and beekeeping organizations in the US and abroad.

Funding Needs

AAS is in need of funding for: Development of a new Website Support for the Molly Bee Good Project A part-time Public Relations Consultant A part-time website manager

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American Apitherapy Society Inc

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Principal Officer

Marilyn Keller-Graham

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Frederique Keller

No Affiliation

Term: Nov 2008 - Oct 2011

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