Bee Propolis is a substance made by the honey bee that can provide protection against bacteria, viruses and fungi. Propolis is resin collected from certain trees by bees for use in the beehives.
The resins are gathered by bees from the leaf buds, especially from trees such as horse chestnut and various conifers, but it may also be gathered from ‘injury sites’ that cause resin to leak out of a tree from a trunk or branch.
Bees make it using sap and other parts of plants and trees. They often use it to build, repair and protect their hives against animals and other insects. When humans use it, they can have better health. Propolis is sometimes referred to as ‘bee glue’ owing to its use by bees as to plug gaps in a nest or hive.