INTO THE HIVE
The Powers of The Honeybee
Honey is elaborated from the nectar of flowers and also the sap from certain trees. The ripening takes place in the honey sac of the bees as well as in the honeycomb. Manuka honey is produced in New Zealand by bees that pollinate the native manuka bush. It is highly antibacterial and is up to 100x more potent in antibacterial properties than normal honey. The antibacterial methylglyoxal found in the honey is found to increase collagen cross-linking, promoting the structural growth of collagen in skin cells. It is also a potent anti-inflammatory, so it soothes inflamed skin while healing blemishes. It also helps balance the skin’s pH and contains amino acids which rids dead skin cells, helping to keep pores clear. It locks in moisture helping to further enhance the skin’s elasticity and cell regeneration, as well as promote healing.
Made from flower pollen that has been transformed into "Bee Pollen" through special enzymes present in the bees saliva. Bee pollen is packed with Vitamins and Minerals and is efficient for dry skin and acts against eczema and acne.
Made by young bees (4-12 days old) through their special exocrine glands found in their head, is fed to the Queen Bee its entire life and is responsible for the queen bee's longevity and fertility. Compared to the worker bee who lives up to 60 days, the queen bee grows 42% larger than the worker bee, lives five to seven years and lays between 2,000- 4,000 eggs per day. Royal Jelly has antibiotic, antiviral and anti fungus properties. It contains specific nutrients and vitamins such as vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, acetyl-choline and zinc that support skin renewal such as flavonoids, nucleic acid, decanoic acid, enzymes, and hormones. Studies indicate that the acids found in Royal Jelly contribute to its collagen production and promotion, resulting in the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.
Made with a dark, sticky resin that seeps from the buds of some trees and bark.
Honeybees blend it with wax flakes secreted from special glands on their abdomens. It contains many minerals, including magnesium, calcium, phosphorus and potassium, as well as beta carotene, bioflavonoids, vitamins B1 and B2. Benefits include, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidation, anti-cancer, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, and immunomodulatory effects.
Made directly in the Bees body, through very complex biochemical processes. Beeswax is the raw material used to build the bee colonies home. The anti-germicidal properties of beeswax have been found to help heal minor skin cuts, abrasions, scrapes and wounds. Beeswax also acts as a layer of protection when applied to the skin, protecting the skin from environmental irritants and even the weather. Beeswax contains Vitamin A and provides long-term moisturizing, actually locking moisture into the skin. Beeswax is also an antibacterial and anti inflammatory that can soothe easily irritated skin.
Made in a special gland localized in the terminal part of the worker and Queen Bees bellies which is connected with the exterior through the stinger. Composition of Bee venom is made up of Enzymes, Peptides and Biogenic Amines. In skincare products the use of bee venom increases the blood circulation which then stimulates the production of collagen, strengthening tissue and elastin. This helps improve the skin texture and firmness, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, shrinking pores, and reduced pigmentation and sun damage.