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A Chapter on How Bees Help People in Siberia

A Chapter on How Bees Help People in Siberia

Across the vast expanse of our Siberian land, there are small, industrious, and diligent workers – bees. Gathering a mere teaspoon of valuable honey requires the effort of approximately a hundred bees. These striped workers tirelessly roam the fields, collecting flower nectar and carefully transporting the precious amber drops to their secret reserves. By domesticating these bees, humans have gained access to a treasure trove of honey: Sipping tea with honey after a chilly walk becomes a delightful, nourishing, and comforting experience.

Honey is not the only thing bees produce

In preparation for winter, during the fall season, bees produce a special sticky substance known as propolis. This greenish-brown, aromatic, resinous glue is essential for the insects to insulate their nests, seal any crevices, and ensure their comfort and survival through the winter months. The origin and composition of propolis have not been completely understood by humans, but it is known that its primary components consist of resinous substances from sticky tree buds and pollen grains, along with essential oils and beeswax.

Propolis is collected using special grids or scraped from the walls of the hive. In one season, a single hive can yield 50–150 g of this valuable sticky substance.

Miracle propolis: The solution for all ailments

Even in ancient times, people knew about the remarkable healing qualities of resinous bee glue. Throughout history, Siberian propolis has been used to treat wounds, inflammations, ulcers, and a multitude of illnesses.

Bee propolis has proven pharmacological properties, making it a valuable resource in both medicine and cosmetology. Here is just a partial list of propolis properties:

– Anti-inflammatory;
– Regenerative;
– Antimicrobial;
– Antibacterial;
– Antioxidant;
– Immunomodulatory;
– Cardioprotective;
– Anesthetic.

Propolis contains a wide array of micronutrients essential for humans, including magnesium, potassium, sodium, iron, zinc, manganese, copper, and many others. Its composition is rich in vitamins, including Vitamins A, C, E, H, P, and various B vitamins (B1, B2, B6). Bee propolis contains a variety of essential amino acids, including alanine, valine, isoleucine, lysine, leucine, methionine, ornithine, threonine, tryptophan, phenylalanine, and many more.

It's a widely recognized fact that brightly colored fruits and vegetables are considered the healthiest due to their rich content of flavonoids, which are natural coloring agents with numerous health benefits. In propolis, beneficial antioxidants in the form of flavonoids are present in five variations: Apigenin, acacetin, kaempferol, kaempferide, and ermanin.

The active components of propolis have the ability to eliminate pathogens responsible for a wide range of infections. Even the use of propolis solely for preventive purposes promotes overall well-being, boosts body vitality, enhances mood, and facilitates sound sleep.

Propolis is extensively used in cosmetics for its ability to restore cell membranes, enhance skin elasticity, stimulate cell regeneration, and provide rejuvenating and healing effects.

Our Company highly values the beneficial properties of Siberian propolis, and as a result, it is incorporated into numerous Siberian Wellness products:

Siberian Propolis Extra Rich Botanical Toothpaste. Natural Oral Care;
CoreNRG Propolis Jelly;
Experalta Aurum Hydrating Face Cleanser;
Experalta Aurum Nourishing Face Mask;
Experalta Aurum Reviving Face Serum;
Delicate Care Gel – cosmetics with ENDEMIX™ complex.