Dr. Mkabwa Manoko of the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, said that bee venom can be used to kill the deadly viruses in the body.
Dr. Manoko, also head of the department of agricultural sciences and beekeeping at the university, said this in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency (NAN) on the sidelines of the just-concluded ApiExpo Africa in Abuja.
He noted that honey also has medicinal value, which can be used to treat a wound without a side effect.
Don said that more research and research would be needed to explore other bee opportunities.
“Bees produce many products that have industrial applications in the pharmaceutical, food and food industries.
“Honey has a medicinal property. It can be used to heal wounds, it is cheap, it takes a short time to heal and does not have a side effect like other chemicals.
“Bees produce propolis, poison, pollen, and all this is valuable,” said Manoko.
He added that in studies it was clearly established that bee venom has the ability to kill HIV, but not human cells. Thus, this study allows you to explore how it can be used to treat HIV / AIDS.
“Additional research and application of beekeeping research is needed. We usually do research, but we do not develop them, ”he said.
Therefore, Manoko asked African governments to train scientists and citizens in beekeeping, adding that the experienced services of bees have yet to be adequately explored.
“We need scientists in beekeeping so that we can realize its contribution to gross domestic product (GDP),” he said.
Manoko, who noted that there were up to two million beekeepers in Tanzania, says that there are research institutes for bees and universities in the country that offer advanced training for beekeeping.