Bees make honey by traveling from flower to flower, removing the rich nectar, storing it briefly to mix with their enzymes, and then depositing the honey in their hives. Throughout the ages, honey has been recognized as a premium natural food – a storehouse of nutritional goodness and easily digestible.
When we think of bees, honey and pollen are foremost in our thoughts. Yet another important substance, propolis, is a sticky resin secreted by trees. Honeybees collect and metabolize the propolis, then line their hives with it to protect the hive. It’s so effective, the interior of the bee hive is safer than most operating rooms. The name Propolis is derived from the Greek meaning “before the city,” signifying that propolis defended the entire community from external threat. Propolis has a 5000-year history. The Assyrians and the Greeks used propolis to help maintain good health. Containing 22 amino acids, B-complex vitamins and fortified with royal jelly, Forever Bee Propolis is an excellent way to help support the body’s natural defenses.
Pollen is the fertilizing dust of flowers. Bees gather and bring it back to their hives for food. Without pollen, plants, trees and flowers could not exist; even we depend on it.
Royal Jelly is a milky secretion derived from the pharyngeal glands of the honey bee. This 'super food' of the bees is specially blended with enzymes and fed to each bee destined to become a queen. It is the exclusive food of the queen bee throughout her highly productive life, enabling her to lay up to 3,000 eggs per day during her six-year lifespan. Worker bees eating ordinary honey live only four to six weeks.