The Bee-autiful World of Bees

Buzzy Bees Apothecary: Propolis 

Our bee friends never cease to fascinate with all of their talents and gifts. As we study the Bee Kingdom, we notice that not all great things, come in large packages. Today, we explore the amazing bee resin, Propolis, and find all of the great ways it protects their hive and us.  

What is Propolis? 

Bees produce propolis by mixing their saliva, beeswax, pollen and tree resin. It’s made to protect and seal their hive from viruses, bacteria, fungi, weather, and pests. This sticky, slickening substance benefits humans as well. Propolis creates a waxy-like coating protecting our cells against viral and bacteria replication; In scientific studies, it’s noted for its versatile healing defenses and ability to protect our body. 

Propolis is made from a variety of compounds. According to Ranzato’s 2015 study, “More than 300 different  compounds have been characterized so far in propolis, including aliphatic acids, esters, aromatic acids, fatty acids,  carbohydrates, aldehydes, amino acids, ketones, chalcones, dihydrochalcones, terpenoids, vitamins, and inorganic  substances.” Scientific study has determined these versatile compounds have an ability to aid with a variety of ailments. 

What Are The Benefits of Propolis? 

Propolis Tincture is made by extracting Propolis with grain alcohol. Propolis tincture extracts all of the great benefits of propolis without having to consume large amounts of the sticky substance. When Propolis Tincture is consumed, we  notice that is aids with a variety of issues such as: 

• Allergies and Itchy Eyes 

• Coughing, Itchy Throat or Sore Throat 

• Defense against: viruses, bacteria, and fungus 

• Protects Teeth and Gums 

• Recessed Gums and Skin Rejuvenation 

• Topical Rashes, Wound Care, and Skin Disorders 

• Herpes and Strep defense 

• Anti-tumoural and Anti-cancer 

• Energy 

Buzzy Bees Propolis Tincture 

Our Organic Propolis Tincture is produced in small batches with the best quality Propolis in NC. Support your health without the harsh side effects, and try our Propolis Tincture HERE.

Propolis Tincture 30% – 1fl oz


Propolis Tincture 30% –  1 fl oz (30 ml)

Ingredients: Propolis, organic grain alcohol

Shake well before use, store away from sunlight. May temporarily stain teeth. You can mix this Propolis tincture with honey or water.

Please consult with a doctor before use, do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding. Bee products may cause an allergic reaction; discontinue if this occurs.

This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease. Not evaluated by FDA.

1 fl oz (30 ml)

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Cited Works 


Medically reviewed by Alexandra Perez, PharmD, MBA, BCGP — Written by Jon Johnson on March 10, 2021 2. 

Martinotti, S., Ranzato, E. Propolis: a new frontier for wound healing?. Burn Trauma 3, 9 (2015). 

3. Anjum, Syed Ishtiaq et al. “Composition and functional properties of propolis (bee glue): A review.” Saudi journal of biological  sciences vol. 26,7 (2019): 1695-1703. doi:10.1016/j.sjbs.2018.08.013

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