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Why Does Propolis Work?

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Did you know? “More than 180 phytochemicals found in propolis are known to have biological activity in mammals.  (Biological activity refers to a substance’s ability to significantly and consistently affect or alter aspects of the metabolism.)”  (Broadhurst p.29, 2000)[caption id="att...

Water In Pollen

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Did you know? “Fresh bee pollen granules are 10 to 20 percent water.  Traditionally, to prevent spoilage, pollen is sun – or oven-dried within days of collection.  The resulting granules of bee pollen that are offered for sale contain 4 to 8 percent water.”  (Broadhurst p.20, 2000)[c...

What is Propolis

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Did you know? “Propolis consists mainly of resins exuded from leaf buds and the bark of certain trees.  These resins are collected by a honeybee colony’s designated group of ‘propolis harvesters,’ and are then mixed with a little wax, honey and enzymes.”  (Broadhurst p.23, 2000)[c...

New Beekeeper

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Did you know? “Before bee-keeping is even contemplated, it’s important to know how the honey bee lives its life, who’s who in the hive, how the hive hierarchy works, what are the natural enemies of bees, and so on.  This will make it much easier for you to manage and care for your bees, be a...

What is Honey

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Did you know? “Honey is produced from flower nectar collected by honeybees in spring, summer and early autumn.  Some bees also collect ‘honey-dew’ from the sugary secretion of aphids that feed on tree sap.”  (Broadhurst p.33, 2000)[caption id="attachment_2294" align="alignnone" widt...

Buying Bee Pollen

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Did you know? “High-quality, fresh pollen should consist of soft, pliable granules that have been neither pasteurized nor heat treated.  The highest-quality bee pollen is frozen as its collected, and stored frozen until it’s packaged.  Fresh, raw pollen is in fact fresh produce, and it needs...

Bee Pollen and Medicine

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Did you know? “The detoxifying and healing properties of bee pollen have been appreciated for years.  Pollen has helped to alleviate allergies, fatigue, high cholesterol and triglycerides, infertility, impotence  varicose veins, recovery from illness and surgery, prostatitis and cancer.”  (...

The Honeybee

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Did you know? “There are about seven species of honeybee in the world and just over 40 subspecies, all grouped within the genus Apis.  Today, however, whenever the term honeybee is used, we usually mean the domesticated European or Western honeybee, Apis Mellifera.  Honeybees as a group probabl...

Pollen Nutritional Impact

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Did you know? “Chemical analyses indicate that, in theory, bee pollen is a complete and nutritious food.  But does it work in practice?  Try it for yourself and feel the difference. Added on the diets of piglets, calves, foals, adult horses, chicks, adult laying hens and pet birds, pollen has ...