Video regarding production and effect of the Green Brazilian Propolis>
Propolis is a resinous substance, which bees collect from flowers, floral
buttons, buds, barks of trees, and elms, which are used as a type of
cement in the construction of the beehive. With the Propolis, the bees close off
small openings and cracks in the hive, welding honeycombs, as well as sealing
off the hive from cold winds, and preventing the entrance of its natural enemies
(fungus and bacteria). Propolis is thus the raw material used in the
construction of bee's community.
In the temperate climates of Europe and North America, propolis production is
very small and poplars are the main source of resin for the bees. In Brazil,
with its diverse climate, plants and types of bees, several types of Propolis varying in color
and beneficial qualities are produced and classified as some of the best in
the world. These types of Propolis are high sought after in many countries in the far East.
Currently there are over 200 chemical compounds that have already been identified in the
Brazilian Propolis including flavonoids, terpenoids, aldehydes, aromatic acids,
aliphatic alcohols and ethers, amino acids, sugars etc. These
compounds permit various scientifically proven physiological activities.
Brazilian propolis is quite different from others produced all over the world.
There are two main reasons for this. First is the type of bees, in
Brazil we work with the Africanized Honey Bee (apis melifera scutelata).
This special kind of bees has a different way to collect propolis in the plants.
If there are 2 types of bees in an area, Africanized Honey Bees and European
Honey Bees, they will produce different kinds of propolis.
The second reason is the bio diversity of Brazilian flora. In North Hemisphere
propolis is produced mainly by 2 types of plants. In Brazil, Propolis is found in more than 300 different types of plants.
Research done in Japan and Brazil shows that the Green Type Propolis, which is
produced in some areas of Sao Paulo and Minas Gerais in Brazil, contain the
most phenolic compounds. These compounds are very important in protecting the hive from many diseases. These compounds include the flavonoids, esters, and especially Artepillin C.
Uniflora is equipped with
its own laboratory which permits total quality control of the various
types of Propolis, permiting Uniflora to offer a product that is highly therapeutic
at various levels of concentration.
Propolis Extract in the
concentrations 30% (Light), 45% (Medium), and 55% (Strong), as well as 60% Brix
Alcohol Free and now the new Wax Free 85 the most concentrated extract in the
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