In ancient times, beehive products were used for therapeutic
healing and disease prevention. Today that wisdom has harmonized
with science is known as Apitherapy.
What Is Honey?
Honey is the product from the bees' collection and natural
processing of flower nectar. The composition of honey varies
depending on the source of the nectar, but all varieties are
nutrient rich. Honey is bacteria resistant and may be used
topically and internally for healing purposes. Traditionally,
honey has been used to soothe sore throats, calm stomach pains,
treat cold and flu symptoms and to dress open wounds. Non-pasteurized
honey contains many natural enzymes, minerals and vitamins,
which are important to maintain a healthy body. Honey provides nutritious
sweetening which may be substituted for sugar in
coffee, tea and many recipes. Because honey is twice as sweet compared
to sugar only half the amount is needed when
substituting; therefore, it reduces the calorie intake.
What is Royal Jelly?
Royal Jelly is the primary food the nurse honey bees secrete
from glands on their heads and manufacture to develop larvae in
the beehive. Sometimes referred to as "Honeybee Milk",
Royal Jelly plays an essential role in the making of the Queen
Bee. She is the only bee fed this creamy thick fluid her entire
life. Royal Jelly is exceptionally rich in natural hormones and
offers an abundance of B vitamins. Because of this, the Queen
lives 40 times longer and is noticeably larger than the other
bees in the hive. For humans, Royal Jelly may help prolong life
and preserve youthful vitality in the body. Royal Jelly may also
be helpful to manage stress, P.M.S., menopause (mid-life),
fatigue and impotence. While Royal Jelly is a balanced nutritious
food, only a small amount is needed per day (average dosage
suggested: 1 or 2 grams per day as needed).
What is Bee Pollen?
Bee Pollen is the male seed of a flower blossom that has been
gathered by honeyees and to which special elements from the bees
has been added. Bee Pollen, often referred to as
"nature's most complete food", contains a high
concentration of nearly all nutrients your body requires making
it an excellent multi-vitamin. As well, Bee Pollen is rich in
enzymes and amino acids that the body needs. Bee Pollen may
increase energy and endurance and it can help to
promote a more efficient metabolism and improve overall immunity
by stimulating all organs and glands. This delicious food may
also be effective in controlling allergies, especially seasonal,
pollen-induced allergies, e.g., hay fever. Bee Pollen should be
taken on a daily basis starting first with a few granules,
gradually working up to a teaspoon average dosage, then taken as
needed. Everyone can benefit from taking Bee Pollen.
What Is Propolis?
For thousands of years Propolis has been touted as an
antibacterial, antiviral and cell regeneration stimulant.
Propolis is a potent natural mixture of various amounts of leaf
bud and tree resin, combined with beeswax and enzymes collected
and produced by the honeybees. It is found in the beehive and
helps to "sterilize" and inhibit the spread of
bacteria and viruses within the colony. Propolis holds powerful
bioflavonoids and antioxidants. The composition in Propolis may
vary but it is always guided by the intelligence of the bees
themselves. Propolis acts as a natural antibiotic and may be
used to prevent and build resistance against illness and
infections. Propolis may be used topically and internally
(average dosage suggested: 500 - 1000 mg taken as needed).
What Is Beeswax?
Honeybees have been long regarded as models of industry and
purity. Pure Beeswax is a natural product that is secreted from
the wax glands of honeybees as they go about their business of
producing and storing honey in the hive. Beeswax holds a
delightful floral scent that is pleasing to all. All Beeswax has
a high melting point and holds great value as a long burning
candle wax. One Hundred percent pure Beeswax candles have a clean, hot and bright
flame that helps to remove toxins and impurities from the air.
When lit, they do not drip and are a tonic for relaxing.
Beeswax Skin Cream
Beeswax is a superior natural substance with beneficial
effects in skincare and cosmetic products. It helps to
penetrate, soothe and protect rough, dry and irritated skin,
while leaving the area feeling smooth and soft.