A study done by the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research in Western Australia says the venom from honeybees has been found to destroy aggressive breast cancer cells in a lab setting.
Scientists caution that further testing must be done, but this discovery has been described as "exciting".
"The venom - and a compound in it called melittin - were used against two cancer types which are hard to treat: triple-negative and HER2-enriched."
Bee venom has previously been found to have anti-cancer properties for other types of cancer such as melanoma.
Research found that honeybee extract is to be extremely potent.
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