Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Airline Looks at Propolis Cabin Spray

A Life in the Day: Gloria Havenhand, Beekeeper
The bee fanatic, 63, looks after a million bees at Troway Hall, her home in Derbyshire, and also runs the bee-product company Medibee. Her husband, Donald, owns a steelworks. They have two sons, Giles and Julian
The Times (UK), 11/2/2008

Bees are the most fascinating creatures on the planet. They collect tree resins and gums to make propolis, which is the greatest antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal system in the world. They use it to plug every crack in the hive, but Florence Nightingale used it in the Crimea for its healing properties. I’ve been asked by a major airline to look into making a propolis mist to spray into the cabins. The beehive — a totally sterile environment — is nature’s pharmacy…

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