Living Healthy — propolis

Honey Dictionary

What is honey? Sugar-rich nectar produced by plants is harvested by honeybees who through an enzymatic process in their gut, convert this nectar into honey which they regurgitate into comb cells. Real honey contains bee pollen. What is propolis? A dark resinous mixture collected from tree sap and flower resin by bees who use propolis to prevent disease, bacterial growth and parasites, and to seal cracks in the hive. What is royal jelly?  A creamy white nutrient-rich honeybee secretion, containing B-complex and C vitamins, and a broad spectrum of amino acids, trace minerals, proteins, sugars, essential fatty acids and enzymes....

Not All Honey is Equal

Most consumers believe that honey is a natural product made by bees. Little do they know that to keep prices low, many commercial brands mix their honey with other less expensive cane, beet or corn sugars. These products are definitely sweet, but they are nothing more than health-destroying sugars in the same vein as white table sugar. No wonder people have health problems. Also, few people know that honey should, as defined by the Codex Alimentarius Commission which sets international food standards and trade, contain at least 95 percent bee pollen. Their Honey Standard specifies that no pollen or constituent...