Propolis and honey are both produced by the hard-working honey bee, but they have very different uses. Bees make and use propolis as a type of glue/crack filler to seal any openings and cracks in their hive which keeps it clean and secure from intruders or weather threats. Bees make honey to use as a food source over the winter months when there are fewer flowers around to gather nectar from.
Worker bees make propolis by collecting resin from trees and plants and then mixing it with their wax and saliva. They then return it to the hive where they pass it on to the house bees to use where needed. Propolis is made up of approximately 50% resins, 30% waxes, 10% essential oils and 5% pollen and 5% various organic compounds. Honey
If you have ever made jam from scratch before you will know how much refined sugar goes into it! This recipe gives you a healthy alternative. The recipe has only natural sugars from the fruit and honey.
During these cold winter months one product i definitely recommend having stocked up at home is Beehealth Winter Mixture.
This delicious mixture of honey powder and propolis keeps your immune system strong, allowing you to enjoy the festive season without catching that pesky winter cold.
This recipe turns something that is usually a treat into something that will benefit your health. (It also tastes better than the store bought options)
I don't think majority of people realise how important they are - but have read to get an idea.
There are over 25000 species of bees, which is divided into 4000 genera of bees, which can then be divided into 9 different families of bees. The Apidae family being the most well know which includes the Honeybee and Bumblebee.
At the first sign of a sore throat, pop in a Propolis Lozenges to stop it in its tracks.