Thursday, November 08, 2007

U.S. Beekeeper Recommends Antibiotic Qualities of Honey, Propolis

Beekeeper Brings Buzz to Mount Madonna
Jane Liaw, Santa Cruz Sentinel (USA), 11/8/2007

…The honey that bees make have antibiotic qualities, according to Pitts, as does the propolis that bees make to seal their hives.

"Up until penicillin was invented in the 1930s, people used honey and propolis as an antibiotic," said Pitts. "If you take 200-proof vodka and mix this stuff with it, you come up with a tincture of propolis which you can put on a cut and prevent an infection."…

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