A 55 year old man, a beekeeper by profession, has been sentenced by the court to six months in jail for illegally practicing medicine. He claimed he could cure people with Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis or AIDS, using bee stings.
Bernard Nicollet, 55, is a beekeeper. But he prefers to define itself as an "apitherapeute or apipuncteur" which earned him a conviction. Indeed, he was convicted in Justice unauthorized practice of medicine. It will thus pay a symbolic euro in damages to the College of Physicians who had a civil party in the trial, explains the AFP.
The man had a website where he could be seen wearing a white coat and stethoscope, then taking the image that everyone is a doctor. Bernard explained Nicollet and practice of acupuncture using bee stings to treat serious diseases such as AIDS, disease Parkinson’s or multiple sclerosis. In addition, its website also had an online store offering products from its hive products that had been spotted by the French Agency for Sanitary Safety of Health Products (AFSSAPS), who was then, accused the prosecution.
If any customer of the beekeeper has complained, the Criminal Court of Roanne still follow the prosecution case, which has qualified for Bernard Nicollet "quack” And of “physician self-taught, self-proclaimed, who played Russian roulette with the health of his patients". Nicollet Bernard had a hundred customers and notably produced a turnover of 50,000 euros in 2007 and was the news agency.