Manuka? Royal jelly? Raw? Organic? Unfiltered? There’s a lot of lingo around the sweet nectar bees create from pollinating flowers and feeding the queen. Honey is generally medicinal, no matter how you spin it. Even the most processed honey still has some antimicrobial properties, though the most minimally processed, organic (and we’ll get into what organic means for honey), and raw honey from medicinal plants has the most medicinal power. OK, but what the heck is propolis?
Propolis is a resin-like material produced by bees to help construct the hive, and it serves as an emergency energy store. It’s super antimicrobial, meaning it’s antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal all in one. It’s absolutely loaded with antioxidants and more than 300 beneficial compounds, making it the ultimate ally in immune support as well as overall metabolic function and protection from daily stressors. It’s anti-inflammatory and promotes healing, so it’s excellent for use inside and out!
Propolis is not sweet on its own. It comes from bees that pollinate cone-bearing trees and poplars, and it has the stringent taste of these needle-bearing trees’ sap. It’s a thick, wax-like substance, so we won’t find it as a stand-alone ingredient. The most palatable and beneficial way to consume it is in other bee products, actually, so enjoy it and its extract in a spoonful of honey, like the B. Powered Superfood honey with royal jelly and bee pollen by Beekeeper’s Naturals, for some extra enzymatic oomph.
Beekeeper’s Naturals is unique in that it is guaranteed organic. This is significant because it’s incredibly challenging to make honey that is 100% guaranteed organic. The reason for this is that bees can pollinate anywhere in a five-mile radius, from any plants within that range. Since it’s not easy to control the wildlife within such a range, there are many variables.
Beekeeper’s Naturals sources their products from a remote area that can guarantee that kind of organic purity, so there’s no gamble on what we’re getting. Just 100% natural, potent propolis and bee products kicking ass on environmental aggressors and keeping us healthy and protected.
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