When you think of bees, you usually think of pesky buzzing during summer months and avoiding a painful sting. However, over the last few decades, the importance of bees and their positive impact on the environment have taken center stage.
Not only are bees an important part of our ecosystem, but they also produce valuable nutrients that can have a positive impact on your health and wellness. The most well known, of course, is honey, but bees also produce propolis, pollen and royal jelly.
Most people know that honey is a fantastic natural sweetener. But did you know that honey has been recognized as a premium natural food? This great-tasting, all natural sweetener is loaded with nature’s goodness. If you’re looking for a mid-day energy boost, honey is also a great source of easily-digestible, natural energy!
A Strong Defense
Propolis is often known as the great defender of the hive. This is because propolis is created from polyphenol rich resins from trees and plants. These resins naturally protect and heal damage to the plant. Bees gather this resin and metabolize it before using it to fortify and disinfect the hive. It’s no wonder humans have used propolis historically to support body’s natural defenses and the immune system.
Bee Pollen is one of nature’s most complete nourishing foods. Bees gather pollen for their nourishment from plants and carry it into their hive. Bee pollen is provided to young bees for food and is the primary source of protein for honeybees. By collecting pollen and transporting it, over 40,000 plant species are pollinated worldwide.
Gathering pollen is not as easy at is sounds. One teaspoon of pollen takes one bee working eight hours a day for one month to gather. Each bee pollen pellet contains over two million flower pollen grains and one teaspoonful contains over 2.5 billion grains of flower pollen. This concentrated, all-natural substance boosts energy and may enhance stamina.
Food Fit for a Queen
Royal jelly, a milk-like substance a nurse bee secretes from the hypopharyngeal glands in its head, is fed to select bee larva from birth to promote their growth into queen bees! The only difference between whether a larva becomes a queen or a worker bee is the frequency with which they are fed royal jelly.
Queen bees are fed only royal jelly, while worker bees only receive royal jelly for a few days and then are fed honey and pollen. An average worker bee lives for a few months, but a queen lives for 3-5 years, producing over 2,000 eggs every day and up to 1,000,000 in her lifetime! Royal jelly is believed to support the immune system, increase energy and support healthy skin and hair.
Gathered from pollution-free regions in specially designed collectors, Forever Bee products are the highest quality bee products available on the market and are certified Kosher and Halal.