Products of the hive include bees
wax, propolis, brood, venom, pollen,
royal jelly, and of course, honey.
What is honey ?
Honey is a sweet food made by bees using nectar
What is beeswax ?
Beeswax is a natural wax produced in a bee hive
of honey bees of the genus Apis. It is mainly
esters of fatty acids and various long chains
What is propolis ?
Propolis is a resinous mixture that honey bees
collect from tree buds, sap flows, or botanical
sources. It is used as a sealant for unwanted
open spaces is the hive.
What is brood ?
The term brood is used to refer to the embryo or
egg, the larva and the pupa stages in the life of
bees. The brood of honey bees develops within
a bee hive.
What is a bee venom ?
Apitoxin, or honey bee venom, is a bitter
colorless liquid. The active portion of the
venom is a complex mixture of proteins, which
causes local inflammation and acts as an
anticoagulant. The venom is produced in the
abdomen of worker bees from a mixture of
acidic and basic secretions.
Bee venom in medicine
Bee venom therapy is used by some as a
treatment for rheumatism and joint diseases
due to its anticoagulant and anti-inflammatory
properties. It is also used to desensitize people
allergic to insect stings. Bee venom therapy
can also be delivered in the form of Bee
Venom Balm although this may be less potent
than using live bee stings.
What is pollen / royal jelly ?
Royal jelly is a honey bee secretion that is used in the
nutrition of larvae, as well as adult queens. It is
secreted from the glands in the hypopharynx of
worker bees, and fed to all larvae in the colony,
regardless of sex or caste. When worker bees decide
to make a new queen, either because the old one is
weakening, or was killed, they choose several small
larvae and feed them with copious amounts of royal
jelly in specially constructed queen cells. This type of
feeding triggers the development of queen
morphology, including the fully developed ovaries
needed to lay eggs.
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