Can a bee sting cure arthritis?

If you're like me, you have never heard of apitherapy.  Some years ago, while researching alternative treatments for arthritis, I came across Apitherapy . I looked to the American Apitherapy Society for a definition:  

"  Apitherapy encompasses the use of bee hive products including honey, pollen, propolis, royal jelly and bee venom.  Apitherapy is used to treat many illnesses and to alleviate pain from injuries both chronic and acute. " 

 Little did I know I would get an involuntary treatment!    I'll give you a full report soon.