Humans have been benefiting from bees and their nourishing superfoods since prehistoric times. From Cleopatra using honey to keep her youthful glow to health O.G. Hippocrates prescribing propolis to cure everything from sores to bacterial infection, our healing relationship with bee products has some serious history! Research published in Nature shows our links with the honeybee date back to the dawn of agriculture.
At Beekeeper’s Naturals, we want to bring the ancient power of the hive into the 21st century. As modern beegans we have dug hard into the research, drawing on ancient practices and modern studies documenting the amazing effects bee products can have on your health! But above all, we believe that Mother Nature knows best and we want to bring you some of nature’s best healers without any side effects, artificial flavours or colours. Our products are pure, clean and simple and, best of all, they actually work.
Bulletproof Immunity, Antioxidant Boost, Defender of the Hive
Propolis is the immune system of the hive. It’s a sticky substance the bees make from collecting plant and tree resins. Propolis has powerful healing properties and is widely regarded as “nature’s antibiotic” for its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral and anti-fungal effects.
Humans have been using propolis to up their health game since 300 B.C. Propolis has a stronger taste than honey but still has all of its natural sweetness making it the best tasting “medicine” around.
Use it for: Colds, coughs, sore throats and inflammation
Pro Tip: Don’t be afraid to use it every day and keep that immune system strong
Energy, Protein, Muscle Recovery and Vitamins
Bee pollen is the bees’ protein source. Bees do some serious lifting—carrying almost half their body weight in pollen back to the hive every day. Needless to say, the bees need to fuel up athlete-style, which is why they use pollen.
Bee pollen is considered one of nature’s most nourishing foods and contains nearly all nutrients required by humans. Bee pollen has more protein per gram than any animal product and is full of free-forming amino acids, making it easily absorbable by the body. It’s high in vitamins and minerals including vitamin B, which has been shown to increase energy levels. Pollen is the ultimate superfood for the athlete looking to recharge and anyone looking to fight fatigue.
Use it for: Vitamin boost, muscle recovery, energy and protein
Pro tip: This is your clean source of fuel. Get some easily absorbed and digestible protein. Help your muscles recover post-workout and get a serious dose of vitamins and minerals.
Vitamins, Antioxidants, Sleep
Raw honey is rich in enzymes, minerals and antioxidants! Fun fact: raw honey is so high in enzymes that it’s the only food on the planet that never goes bad!
Use it for: Healthy baking, to balance the system, rest up.
Pro tip: From helping you get some zzz’s to sweetening things the healthy way, toss your agave, cane sugar and whatever else you’re using in the trash – raw honey will give you that sweetness while sneaking in some powerful antioxidants and enzymes! It even contains several amino acids, including tryptophan which can help promote rest and relaxation. Try eating a spoonful before bed!
Royal jelly is the exclusive food of the queen bee! The queen bee lives 40 times longer than the average worker bee, so we know there’s a little magic in her all-royal jelly diet!
Many use this nutrient-dense elixir--which is composed of 12.5% crude protein, 5% fatty acids and several different types of amino acids—as a brain-boosting tonic to promote memory, mental acuity and protect against neural inflammation. It’s a source of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter found in the brain, spinal cord, and throughout the nervous system, which helps to regulate memory and transmit nerve messages from cell to cell.
Whether you’re feeling foggy, struggling with writer's block or need to get in the zone, royal jelly should be your superfood of choice to nourish your brain and body. It's a fantastic tonic to use on the regular to maintain brain health and fight inflammation!
Use it for: Turning your brain on and optimizing performance at work, school or home
Pro tip: Use royal jelly to beat brain fog. When you’re feeling antsy or unmotivated and need to gear up, royal jelly will boost you the all-natural way while also providing a super dose of nutrients to keep you glowing.