Antibacterial Activity and Antibiotic-Enhancing Effects of Honeybee Venom against Methicillin-Resistant 
Staphylococcus aureus


Before an active ingredient can be isolated and studied, it's not uncommon to test the bioactivity of a naturally-isolated mixture
 as a first step. Often collected from honey bees, bee venom is a natural mixture that's used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthiritisnerve pain, multiple sclerosis, allergen immunotherapy and muscle conditions like fibromyositis. In this paper, bee venom is used together with a cast of classical antibiotics (ampicillin, penicillin, gentamicin or vancomycin) against MRSA to test its antibacterial synergy.