What is propolis?
Propolis is a natural resin-like compound produced by bees. They use it in their beehives as a building material and as a protection from humidity, infections, microorganisms and bigger insects. Without bee propolis, the hives could be susceptible to viruses and bacteria. It is a mixture of plant resins, essential oils, pollen, waxes, enriched with enzymes from bees’ secretions.
Composition and quality of propolis depends on many factors (location, plants bees have access to etc.). Even its color vary from green to dark brown. It is harvested from beehives and is traditionally used by humans for medicinal purposes.