How To Identify Propolis Honey Bees

How To Identify Propolis Honey Bees

propolis bee on flower Did you know that not every bee you see flying around produces honey? If you’ve ever wanted to recognise which type of bee produces honey and therefore propolis, below is a list of what to look for.

  • Bees have rounded bodies, unlikes wasps who have narrowing around their body sections
  • Most bees have furry all over their bodies
  • They have two long antennae on their heads which they use for senses like taste, touch, and smell
  • Bees have two large eyes, one each side of their head, and then also a group of 3 smaller eyes in between.
  • Their colour can vary in shades, but bees have alternating black stripes with amber colours that can appear almost black.
  • Bees can vary in size from 1-2cm long.
  • Female bees are the ones who collect the pollen from plants and flowers to take back to the hive.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this information on honey bees.

Time to Stock Up!

Time to Stock Up!

propolis information capsules Winter is here and with it comes all the bugs, bacterial infections and viral conditions to plague us! Make sure you’re prepared for the fight by stocking up on propolis products to help get you through the winter. If you want to know more about how propolis can help you stay healthy, you can check out this propolis information page. We stock a wide range of products to suit your lifestyle and keep you healthy. Any questions about our products, you can contact us and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

What Dose of Propolis Should You Be Taking?

What Dose of Propolis Should You Be Taking?

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At Natures Naturals, one of the most common questions we receive is how much propolis to take. Bee Propolis is a  natural supplement that has many health benefits when taken properly.

There are several forms that bee propolis is available in. The most popular types include liquid propolis extract, propolis capsules, propolis lozenges and throat spray.

Liquid Propolis Extract

For general health purposes only, we recommend a third to half a dropper full of propolis extract daily. If you are using propolis for a sore throat, drop the extract directly onto the back of the throat where the inflammation is.

Propolis Capsules

If you are taking propolis for general health purposes only, we recommend 2-3 1000mg capsules per day. Capsules are the best option for convenience and travel due to their small size. Their antibacterial properties can help prevent coming down with a cold.

Propolis Lozenges

Propolis lozenges are raw pieces of bee propolis that you either swallow or chew on. Please be aware though, as propolis is quite a dark substance, it can stain your teeth. If it is staining your teeth simply resort to swallowing or choose a different way to get your daily dose of bee propolis. For general health, we recommend 2 chunks of raw propolis per day.

Propolis Throat Spray

Propolis throat spray is very similar to the extract dropper. We recommend a 2-3 sprays daily. It can be great for sore throats as you can target the inflammation directly.

These are general recommendations only. It is always best to read the directions on the packaging to make sure you are getting the maximum benefits from the products.