Bee Products

Did you know that bee products include more than just honey? How many can you think of?

When people think about what bees make, the first thing that comes to mind is honey. It does not stop there, however. 

The two most typical honey bees, Apis cerana and Apis mellifea, are known respectively as Asian and European honey bees. Sweet Honey Co takes interest in different bee products as well as bi-products of honey making.

Bees and their crosspollination work help to maintain the biological balance in wildlife and allows different plants to flourish. Back in the hive, bees make various apiculture products that have been utilized by mankind since the ancient times. Those substances are packed full of nutrients and provide  a fantastic  source of nourishment  in today’s progressively faster paced life.

Bees also offer us propolis, bee bread, propolis extract, and more alongside honey, which is the most widely used product. Bee venom is another produce from which folks could use.

At Sweet Honey, we bring the different health benefits of bees as well as their nourishing superfoods to you across our array of bee products.

Bee pollen is nature’s superfood and loaded with protein, minerals, and vitamins. It can boost immunity and energy levels too. Our broad spectrum of bee products provide the benefits of nature and offers anti-inflammatory properties, nourishment, and healing. We understand how precious bees are currently in an extremely changing world and nurture ethical and sustainable practice.

See the product name below to learn more information about them.

Essential Information About Our Bee Products!

Bee Pollen

Bees gather pollen in their pollen basket and return it to their beehive. Nonetheless, only the worker honey bee is geared to perform this job. The male bee and the queen bee don’t collect pollen. It is utilized as a vital source of protein to raise the bee brood in the beehive pollen.

In other situations, too much pollen could be gathered from the hives of A. Cerana and A. Mellifera. It’s consumed often as a health supplement consumed in small amounts or sprinkled on breakfast cereal, for instance.

It has been utilized with adequate success as a source of pollen for hand pollination. Nonetheless, pollen gathered by bees and harvested for pollination should be utilized within a few hours. That’s because it drops its potency faster. The reason behind this might be because of the influences of enzymes or other substances from the bees.

Bee pollen is often called the complete food of nature. It’s a powerful and easily absorbed source of protein, amino acids, minerals, and vitamins. Apart from acting as a dietary supplement, it also supports the immune system and powerful antioxidants. It is widely sought by health-conscious people seeking to improve their energy and support well-being.

Sweet Honey’s 100% raw and natural product is harvested and collected from hives in Poland. The different colours symbolize the different species of plants the pollen comes from.

Further, the flavour of the bee pollen will differ based on its source. Nonetheless, it’s more likely to have an earthy, floral, and sweet taste. The texture could be defined as chewy, grainy, or powdery, along with a bit of crunch.

Bee Bread

Bee bread isn’t made of bees instead of what the name tells. However, it’s created by the bees. Bee bread is pollen gathered by bees and packaged into bee brood cells combined along with digestive fluids and nectar. The bees then cover such cells with honey and stored in the hive for later use. Bees do that because they don’t consume pollen on its raw form.

Organic bee bread is fermented pollen from different floras of every season. Did you know that bee bread is a type of superfood that has even more dietary benefits than bee pollen? In fact, the fermentation stage of pollen augments the bee bread along with protein, amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and enzymes. That helps boost their bioavailability. It also has an ideal balance of tartness and sugariness, supplemented by an invigorating after note.

Sweet Honey’s bee bread is 100% unprocessed, natural, and comes directly from the hive. Bees carry the pollen into the honeycomb cells. They then combine it with honey. Bees cap it along with beeswax after the honeycomb cell is full. Bee pollen ferments in the hive and turns into bee bread throughout the entire season—fermentation brakes proteins into amino acids that create vitamin K and lactic acid.

Bee bread also contains a lot of micro-elements such as selenium, potassium, calcium, cobalt, phosphorus, and iron. These bee products rank high in the chart of superfoods due to the number of amino acids and B-group vitamins.

We produce our bee bread during the winter preparation by getting rid of the unnecessary brood frames. That way, we make sure the bees are pleased.

Propolis in Honey

Propolis function a big purpose in the world of honey bees. They utilize it to cover unpleasant small gaps and cracks in the hive. That is vital as the hive could have threatening invaders such as lizards or snakes if such openings do not get covered properly.

Our propolis in honey is intended for those who eat to keep healthy and fight allergies and colds. Propolis is famous for its astonishing abilities to help in the fight against fungus, germs, microorganisms, and diseases. It’s a strong anti-histamine, which makes it the perfect honey to consume for anyone who is suffering from recurrent allergies.

Local honey also has local pollens, which help get ready the body for allergy season, when consumed in small amounts. Propolis in honey is often consumed as an immune booster, one teaspoon per day. It can also be utilized in culinary applications, but it must not be heated as it could damage the health benefits of propolis.

The properties of propolis in honey are dependent on the source of the resin, which the bees utilized to create the propolis. Mostly, bee propolis is brown, but it could range in colour from red to yellow to green and black. Just take note that the colour is dependent on the source of the resin. The taste of propolis in honey has been defined as sour or even bitter.

When it comes to health benefits, propolis in honey has an astounding list of benefits. It’s antifungal and antibacterial. Propolis is utilized as a natural supplement or in herbal medicines. It’s often mixed with royal jelly, pollen, or other bee products to create an efficient natural antibiotic. Propolis in honey might be what you are searching for.

Propolis Extract

Propolis extract is a honeybee product, not unlike beeswax, in the manner that bees utilize it. The spaces in the beehive and propolis for filling small gaps.

It is utilized to cover anything that crawled into the hive and died. The bees are capable of bringing their waste products from the hive, but they cannot bring bigger things. Bees can also kill small animals like mice with their stings. They wouldn’t allow it to putrefy inside the hive as it could cause diseases, among other bees. Instead, they mummify it there.

Humans have utilized propolis extract as a form of natural medicine. It’s said to be good for burns, skin infections, fungal infections, viruses, and inflammation. It’s sold in different health food stores, even though most suppliers are careful not to make claims about its traditional uses.

This bee product is currently categorized as dietary or food supplement and regulated as such. Manufacturers would need to prove the claims if claims concerning the medical benefits were made and apply for approval to market the product as a drug.

Propolis

The tern propolis comes from Greek origin and indicates to safeguard the city. Also known as bee glue, propolis s made from tree saps, balsams, and resins. A few species of honey bees, which nest in tree cavities, utilizes propolis to cover cracks in the hive.

Sometimes, bees utilize it to create a small entrance to the hive when a swarm of honey bees takes up residence in a tree hollow or possum box. Dwarf honey bees utilize propolis to protect against ants by covering the branch from which their nest is hanged to make a gluey coat.

Propolis is eaten by humans as a health supplement in different ways due to its high medicinal qualities. It is also utilized in a few cosmetics. Propolis is accessible in capsule form and even utilized as an ingredient in some toothpaste products.

People can also utilize it in the form of alcohol or water-based solutions or combine it with honey or other drinks such as tea, sour milk, or others.

Propolis in honey is determined as a resinous mixture, which honey bees create by mixing their beeswax and saliva with exuded substance. This substance is collected from sap flows, tree buds, and other botanical sources.

Propolis colour could differ depending on what the bee gathers from nature to make it. However, propolis in honey is a colour of dark brown.

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