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Most people are familiar with the gorgeous yellow and amber colors typical of honeycomb and beeswax. But another bee-produced substance exists and it doesn’t get discussed quite as much — propolis. Propolis is a resinous material that bees use to seal small cracks and gaps in the hive (beeswax seals the larger gaps). It’s made when bees collect resin from trees and other sources and mix it with a little bit of honey. Like its cousin, beeswax, propolis has been found to offer numerous health benefits, and many researchers are looking into its role for various therapeutic uses.
The Benefits and Uses for Propolis
In ancient cultures, propolis (or bee resin) was often used for abscesses and minor wounds.   Bees, in an effort to close gaps in hives, use propolis as a precautionary measure to keep out dangerous microbes and fungi.  Recent findings have confirmed its potent action against many harmful pathogens and more research has established its enormous healing benefits. Here are some of the researched uses and health benefits of propolis.
Use #1: Discourage Infection…