At once providing structural and sterilizing action, propolis has been called “bee glue” and “bee penicillin “. It is strongly anti-bacterial, inhibiting the growth of any bacteria, fungus, or other unwanted microbes that might thrive in the warm and humid environment of the bee hive. The bees make propolis from tree resins that they collect from leaf buds and tree sap. Uses of propolis are wide and varied: treatment for burns and cuts (applied topically) remedy for urinary infections remedy for dental plaque immune system strengthener (propolis attacks harmful bacteria, but not healthy) treatment for cold sores, dermatitis and acne...
Even though it wasn’t a sunny day, the bees and sunflowers made up for it
We are all very happy that Spring has sprung and that we are in April. Four more hives has been set up, and the bees are loving this weather.
Our hives where so full this year, the bees swarmed. Sal was able to catch them and place them into their new home. In the picture the bees are nestling into the new hive