Bees are a critical part of the world’s food supply, and for millennia mankind has been aware of the many health benefits of bee products. It is estimated that one-third of our food depends on bee pollination.
Unfortunately, during the last few decades bee colonies have been in danger. Globally, certain bee populations are at risk of extinction due to pesticide use, habitat destruction, and pollution.
Bees and the products they produce also provide us with incredible health benefits. These amazing creatures give so much to us. It is important to ensure we are helping to maintain their sustainability and success as a species so that future generations can continue to enjoy the health benefits of bee products.
What are the Health Benefits of Bee Products?
Different bee products have different health benefits. Check out the health benefits of bee products below.
Raw Manuka Honey:
Raw Manuka Honey has antimicrobial, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and immune-boosting properties. It is also a great alternative to sugar – we love it in our tea each morning!
We are not doctors or health professionals here at Simply Honey, however, heathline.com summarised “7 Health Benefits of Manuka Honey, Based on Science” illustrating why Raw Manuka Honey should be in your pantry during winter (and every season).
- Wound repair: Honey offers antibacterial and antioxidant properties, all while maintaining a moist wound environment and protective barrier, which prevents microbial infections in the wound. Studies cite Manuka Honey has shown to be beneficial in enhancing wound healing and amplifying the regeneration of tissue.
- Medicinal: Manuka honey has been shown to provide some relief to sore throats. Thanks to its antiviral and antibacterial properties, Manuka Honey can reduce inflammation and attack the bacteria that cause pain. According to healthline.com, Manuka Honey not only attacks harmful bacteria, it coats the inner lining of the throat providing a soothing effect.
Bee pollen has been used as a medicine for centuries. It contains vitamins, minerals, lipids, proteins, fatty acids, antioxidants – all of which contribute to your good health. Bee pollen helps reduce inflammation, strengthens the immune system, lowers cholesterol, and is even said to relieve stress.
Beeswax is antimicrobial and is soothing to the skin. It can be mixed with olive oil and essential oils to make beauty products or candles. It is also used to make sustainable re-usable food wraps; an eco-friendly, reusable alternative to plastic wrap.
Raw propolis (a glue-like substance bees produce from the sap of pine trees and evergreens) has about 300 compounds and is packed with anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, antiviral, and anti-cancer properties. It also aids with wound healing and helps to modulate the immune system. Propolis works wonders in our bodies, fighting sickness and boosting the immune system.
Bees also have very special healing properties in their venom. It contains both anti-inflammatory and inflammatory compounds, including enzymes, sugars, minerals, and amino acids. The venom is used in several ways and is available in many forms like extracts, supplements, moisturisers, and serums.
Buy 100% Australian honey and bee products
Bees are truly nature’s givers. They harness nature’s gifts and make them usable by us in many forms to benefit our health.
Here at Simply Honey, we only sell 100% Australian honey and bee products. Check out our online shop where you will find our amazing range of Australian Manuka, Raw Table Honey’s, Australian beeswax and more.
Disclaimer: We are not doctors; you should always seek the advice of a medical expert before commencing any treatment. We simply know the quality of AB’s Honey products, and our Manuka Honey is the bee’s knees with a rich and distinctive earthy taste, coupled with its deep rich dark colour.