Of all the products obtained from the bee-hive, propolis was the least well-known and inadequately esteemed, until recently. Propolis is a bee product, a mixture of resin matter collected by the bees from leaf buds of woody plants and natural bee-wax.
Flower powder (pollen) is the dust found on the plant stamen, gathered and carried to the beehive by the bees.
Beeswax is a bee product, and at the same time, in beekeeping, it is a reproductive material. It is a product of young bees that secrete it from their wax-producing glands. Conditions for secreting wax are warm weather and a good intake of both nectar and pollen.
Bee venom is a clear product of the bee`s organism, a secretion produced by the sting apparatus whose biological purpose is to protect the bee society from enemies.
Honey has been used for thousands of years as a medicine in Ayurveda medicine, assisting with melting the accumulated fat away.
Honey and royal jelly have been known for their healing ingredients since ancient times. The latest scientific research confirms the beneficial effect of royal jelly and the preparations based on royal jelly against many illnesses and ailments, while, on the other hand, contemporary medicine has not yet found adequate cures for these diseases.
Mead is an alcoholic liqueur produced by fermenting the mixture of honey and water. In ancient times, mead was administered to soldiers, who applied it to wounds believing they would heal faster.
There are about 20000 varieties of bees on Earth, widespread in all areas of the world, except in Antarctica. The sizes of bees vary from 2mm to 4cm. They are mostly black or grey in color. There are different types of bees in Europe.
If you take a spoonful of honey before going to sleep, the processes in the organism will take a desired direction. Why honey, and why taking honey before going to sleep?
Propolis is soluble in alcohol and ether. Its contents and properties display great capabilities for application in gynecology, dental medicine, dermatology, cosmetics… Propolis is most often used in the form of propolis drops (a dilution of propolis in alcohol or ether).