This involves a series of injections into the skin of the upper arm using bee venom, initially in tiny amounts that gradually increase. The course involves weekly injections for about 4 months when a dose equivalent to at least one whole bee sting is achieved. Once the top dose has been reached, the patient will remain on “maintenance” injections every 4-6 weeks, for 3-5 years.
We particularly recommend this procedure for children and adults who have had severe reactions to bee stings. Suitability for this programme can be discussed with your allergist.