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Green Propolis ‘What is it?’

“The protective power of nature”  
[Greek for “Defend the city”
]


Propolis is a resinous hive product collected by honeybees around the world from various plants.
Bees use propolis to secure the walls of the honeycomb and seal the openings from vegetable resins collected from apicultural areas. Bees are able to maintain purity and hygiene of the hive by using propolis.

The natural appearance of propolis resembles a glue-like dough and is generally a shade of yellow, green, red or brown depending on its source and collected season. It is removed from the hive with either a knife or spatula. The bee gather the resin on their back legs and carry it to the hive where they mix it with beeswax and enzymes to make propolis.

Propolis contains balsamic resins, beeswax, oils and pollen. These ingredients are rich in vitamins and micro elements. Propolis was used as early as 3000 BC, fulfilling a broad spectrum of biological functions.