Bee Health is one the UK’s leading healthcare manufacturers and the world’s leading supplier of Propolis products. It is a British company based in the heart of Yorkshire and supplies to customers in over 40 countries.
Bee Health was the first ever company to be awarded the Propolis Kitemark assuring consumers the company’s products meet the high Government standards for origin, purity and active ingredients.
Bee Health’s mission is to continually evolve its products, meet environmental needs and deliver the highest quality and service. Bee Health employs a dedicated team of pharmacologists, chemists, engineers and research scientists. This bank of intelligence is combined with state of the art technology to research and develop the properties and applications of this natural harvest.
Bee Health is committed to research and funds clinical tests to prove the effectiveness of this amazing natural product.
A LITTLE ABOUT BEE PROPOLIS….
Propolis is a natural resinous substance collected by honeybees from buds and trees. Propolis contains tree resin, essential oils, waxes and bioflavonoids.
Bees coat the entire inside surface of their hives with propolis, polishing it to create one of the most sterile environments known to nature. The sticky filler substance plays a vital role in both protecting the colony from invasion from outside as well as the spread of infection within.
Propolis has a wide variety of nutritional elements including organic and amino acids, vitamins, minerals and is one of Nature’s richest sources of bioflavonoids for natural defence. The antioxidant effects of bioflavonoids in propolis may help to maintain a healthy immune system.
Bee Health is the world’s leading supplier of propolis products. Our propolis is manufactured in the UK using a unique refining process producing the finest propolis in the world.
Bee Health was the first ever company to be awarded the Propolis Kitemark assuring consumers the company’s products meet the highest standards for origin, purity and active ingredients.
HISTORY OF PROPOLIS
Propolis is a natural product that has been known and used by man for centuries. With uses ranging from mummification to toothpaste we have been taking advantage of the positive benefits of this very protective healing product for years. Here are some of the highlights:
Ancient Egyptians used propolis as an “embalming” substance as well as for its soothing and healing properties.
Stemming from the Greek ‘pro’ (before) and ‘polis’ (City) and said to have been named as such by Aristotle Alexander’s philosopher, propolis means ‘defender of the City’ because it protects the hive and its bees from bacteria and infection.
Roman soldiers carried propolis to war to heal wounds or use as a morale-building tonic as they set out to conquer the world. The women used a propolis cream to nurture their face and bodies and help with a range of feminine health problems – they named it ‘the woman’s friend’.
Propolis was listed as an official drug in the London Pharmacopoeias.
In the first and second world wars, propolis was used by the Soviet Union in first aid to reduce wound infection and speed healing. It was nicknamed “Russian Penicillin”.
Dr. Karl Lund Aagaard, a Danish biologist, earned the name “Dr. Propolis” for studies on 50,000 Scandinavian patients proving the effectiveness of propolis in treatment as well as the fact it produces almost no side effects.
Publicity started to appear regarding propolis’ benefits, with people talking about their experiences of using it to help treat a variety of health problems. Some GPs even reported how they prescribed it successfully for patients in instances where modern medicines failed to help.