The bee is known for its unique ability to produce honey and for its sting. Bee produces – honey, beewax, propolis (resin used in the building of hives), and royal jelly (feed to queen bees) – are used in complementary medicine. In homeopathy, Apis is used to treat stinging pain and inflamed, burning skin which has swollen and is painful to touch. The honey bee is commonly found in Europe, Canada and America. Homeopathically, the whole live bee is used, including the sting, and dissolve in alcohol. The remedy was first “proved” in the U.S., at the Central New York State Homeopathic Societ.