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Bee Propolis Information

fotolia-39449496-xs.jpgIn the plant world, specifically trees and bushes, saps and resins are circulating.  These saps and resins protect the health of the plant and, in large part, are the immune system of plantlife.  They are critical to the plants health.  Without the healthy self production of these saps and resins the plant will become vulnerable to threatening conditions that will affect its health.

Bees collect this sap and resin and mix it principally with beeswax, in a similar way, bees use this mixture to protect the health of the beehive.  The bees have been doing this for a hundred million years (100,000,000 years).  The bees do this in every geographical location they exist, whether it be in the mountains or the tropics and every place in between.  For their protection and immunity.  This mixture of the bees is what is called Propolis.

Think the bees know something?

Looks like the Greeks did.  As James Fearnley in his book about Propolis states, “the word propolis, reputed to have bee coined by Aristotle, takes its name from the Greek pro (before) polis (city)---‘before the city’ or ‘defender of the city.’  The city being the beehive itself.

Bee Propolis, like Honey and Bee Pollen and Royal Jelly and Beeswax, has been utilized by cultures around the world for centuries.  This is not by accident but by design.  Bee Propolis is another overlooked substance that has been partially forgotten in our modern world.  Never was forgotten in the centuries before, going way back in time, only in these times of the manmade replacing the Natural.

Humans are just like the plants and the bees in that, when our immune system is compromised we become vulnerable to illness in its myriad forms.  When we are out of step with Nature the consequences can result in illness.honey-stick.jpg

Bee Propolis is a very complex material of vegetable origin.  It is a phytonutrient containing a wide range of flavonoids, fatty acids, some essential oils and minerals.  The flavonoids are where most of the attention is paid to by researchers.  The chemical make up of Bee Propolis can vary greatly depending on where in the world the beehives are located.  In different areas, different plants grow but, in all these areas where the bees will collect these completely different resins, it is curious how the bees will use these different varieties of propolis, in the same way inside the beehive.

Using propolis brings its natural characteristics into us.  It has been done for centuries by the informed people of those times.  They had their reasons.  We should utilize the use of propolis in our times.

CC Pollen has the only propolis production plant, built specifically for propolis manufacturing, in the U.S.  It is a one of a kind and shows the leadership role CC Pollen plays with this special beehive product.  If you want the best, this is where you will find it.   


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