Products produced by bees
In addition to honey and wax, beneficial insects - bees - provide many other products that have a healing effect on the human body. The benefits and harms of such products are discussed further in the article.
Bees begin to collect pollen during the flowering season of fruit trees, garden and wildflowers. From the moment the first flowers are planted on the trees and plants until the end of summer or the beginning of autumn (as long as there are flowering plants), the bee collects useful pollen grains. The collection is simple: the insect sits on a flower, taking pollen and collecting it into pollen lumps on its hind legs. Then the raw material is transferred to the hive, where it is stored for feeding young insects or for eating by adult bees if necessary.
Beekeepers collect this product using special catcher frames. They are placed at the entrance to the hive, and when the bees return home and crawl into the hive, lumps of pollen remain in the trap. The composition of pollen contains a lot of vitamins, it is used both in the treatment and in the prevention of various diseases, decreased immunity, postoperative recovery and loss of strength.
Important! The use of pollen is not recommended for pregnant, lactating women and people with allergies to beekeeping products, as well as to diabetics.
The beekeeping product can be frozen: it still does not lose its beneficial properties. So that the pollen does not start to rot, it is dried before storage at a temperature of + 40 ° C in a special dehydrator (dryer for fruits and vegetables) or in the open sun, but so that other insects do not have access to it.
- vitamin C and A;
- amino acids;
- carbohydrates (fructose and glucose);
Learn how to store bee pollen at home.
Zabrus is a useful honey product, in other words, honeycombs with honey preserved inside. It is considered one of the most healthy and delicious natural bee products. You can often see at fairs along with banks filled with a sweet treat, and honeycombs of zabrus.
Did you know? The ancient Egyptians also used zabrus for medicinal purposes: at the excavation of the pyramids in Egypt, scientists discovered bee honeycombs. It was a zabrus, which the priests carefully put to other things of the pharaoh, believing that the ruler would benefit from medicine even in the afterlife.
The composition of zabrus includes:
Contraindications to the use of zabrus are the same as to the use of pollen: allergy to honey products or any bee products, pregnancy, breast-feeding. Calorie content of the corn: 377 kcal per 100 g.
Royal jelly is a beekeeping product, which after many years of use is credited with truly magical properties. The belief is widespread that it cures any disease. Its nurse bees are produced to feed uterine larvae. It is interesting that the queen bee eats its whole life mainly from royal jelly, which is produced by the bee family.
Did you know? In Turkey, beekeeping treatment is an official part of the government clinic program. Honey and related products can be bought at any Turkish supermarket or pharmacy.
The composition of this useful substance contains:
- mineral salts;
The form of all substances is such that they are easily absorbed. Thanks to the natural antiseptic germicidin, the milk does not deteriorate over time. The substance is actively used in cosmetology, with its addition produce creams, masks, shampoos, serums.
Read also about how to store royal jelly at home.
The so-called bee bread, or bee bread, is pollen processed by bees. Recognizing bee bread in honeycombs is very simple - it is dark in color, similar in structure to pollen, but more viscous and even slightly sticky. High-quality bee bread has a pronounced floral smell. It is taken orally in a daily amount of not more than 10 g.
We recommend that you learn how to properly store bee stew.
The use of bee venom (apitherapy) is an ancient medical practice for the treatment of many diseases. Nowadays, it is not widespread, there are very few experienced specialists in apitherapy. Such medical procedures are carried out in clinics, under the supervision of doctors. The method is specific, as these are ordinary bee stings, but in a controlled amount.
- diseases of the nervous system;
- degenerative changes in joints and bones;
A valuable substance of bee origin, the second name is a bond or bee glue. It has been used since ancient times to quickly get rid of skin diseases and diseases of the throat, it is considered a remedy for a hundred ailments. From a biological point of view, the bond is nothing more than plant gluten collected from the buds of plants, preceding the blooming of leaves or flowers.
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The most exotic product of all that have been described above. Podmor - raw materials from dead, dried, powdered bees. It is sold in the same place where honey is sold at fairs or markets. It contains chitin, melanin, fats, honey residues, a complex of vitamins and minerals. It is useful for a person with obesity, atherosclerosis, is allowed for diabetics. Contraindications: individual intolerance. Use in the form of alcohol tincture.
Bee mummy - a product made from waste parasite hives, wax moths. In fact, the substance is biohumus, a multiply processed useful product. Few people know about this, but even insects parasitizing on the activity of bees are beneficial because they come in contact with a storehouse of trace elements and vitamins.
Indications for taking mumiyo:
- varicose veins and other diseases of the veins;
- oncological diseases.
A product that is a unique mixture. It is not similar in composition to royal jelly. The second name for drone milk is homogenate. The homogenate contains rather specific ingredients: these are grown larvae of bees that grew in combs and ate (except for the milk of queen bees) as well as bee bread and honey. The substance is removed from the honeycomb, crushed into a homogeneous mass and used for medicinal purposes.
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The composition of the homogenate includes:
- amino acids;
- natural hormones (estradiol, progesterone, testosterone).
The substance, when taken orally, improves liver function, stimulates the immune system, strengthens blood vessels and heart muscle, and helps establish metabolism. For men, the homogenate is useful in that it improves sexual function, stimulates the reproductive system.
Any bee products are recommended to be used only after consulting a doctor, on the recommendation. Even ordinary honey is a strong allergen, therefore it is not given to children under three years old. All of the above natural medicinal products are consumed (in the absence of an allergy) in small quantities, not exceeding the recommended doses.
Pregnant and lactating women should refrain from honey-containing products in order to avoid an unexpected reaction to the substance and not to harm the health of the child. A person with diabetes can also use honey, but not more than once every two to three weeks and subject to daily monitoring of blood sugar.
Important! In any state of health and well-being, the reception of each of the products of bee production must be agreed with the doctor.
The use of any beekeeping products is the key to longevity, well-being, vitality and strong immunity. However, before the start of the course, it is advisable to obtain the recommendations of a doctor, as well as to pass an analysis on the tolerance of honey and other bees labor products.