Raw Propolis straight from the hives. The raw propolis is produced in Ohio.
This will be 4.6 oz. by weight which is a good amount of propolis since it is so light in weight.
Please inspect the raw Propolis since it is raw. Raw Propolis is removed from the frames within a beehive and then placed in water. We've done this 3 times to remove any debris weve seen such as small pieces of grass, leaves, even small pieces of wood from scraping the frames, etc. , which will float while the Propolis sinks. We then agitate it and remove the material that is floating. But anything heavier than water or well coated with propolis will still remain and if we dont spot it, it will still be in the raw Propolis. Bees coat almost everything in the hive with Propolis to protect themselves from disease, so if a small stone or anything foreign gets in there, they will coat it with the Propolis and would be invisible to the human eye. So please, double check it prior to consuming and if one decides to chew it, do so with caution. This is your responsibility.
Propolis is also very sticky and will stain like iodine so dont place it on a countertop, etc. without having something underneath it to protect any surface you value.
Bee Propolis is gathered by bees from the leaf buds or bark of trees. So far 17 chemical substances in propolis have been described, some of which are: cinnamic acid, vanillin and an aromatic unsaturated acid characterized by antibacterial effects on certain gram-positive and gram-negative micro organisms.
For honey bees, propolis is used as a kind of glue. Honey bees gather propolis from trees and other vegetation. They use it to seal cracks and crevices in the hive to make it less drafty when it is cold. Propolis is sticky when it is warm and it is difficult to deal with when it is hard.
Read moreabout the different types of propolis.