Doctor’s Best Bee Propolis contains Propolis collected by bees from tree buds to help maintain a healthy beehive. Propolis has been used for centuries as a nutritional supplement.
The honeybee (Apis mellifera) makes various bee products from plants, flower nectar, and flower pollen. Humans have been using propolis since the times of ancient Egypt and health practitioners have found several positive uses for propolis as a natural supplement including health food.
Propolis is a sticky substance that honeybees manufacture by mixing their own waxes with resinous sap obtained from the bark and leaf-buds of certain trees and other flowering plants. Bee propolis is used as a sealant and sterilant in honeybee hives. The bee uses propolis to disinfect the beehive, seal cracks, build panels, as well as using it as a microbiocidal agent disinfectant. Propolis is directly responsible for guaranteeing the asepsis of the beehives, locations prone to developing viruses and bacteria, given their conditions of temperature and humidity.