How to collect raw propolis from the hive

Summary

Propolis or “bee glue” is a resinous mixture that honey bees collect from tree buds and plant resins. Bees collect propolis to use it in the hive as a building material and also to protect the colony against diseases. The value of propolis as an antimicrobial and anti-viral agent has been proven in many laboratory tests over many years. Propolis therefore offers the opportunity for beekeeper to generate extra income from the extraction and processing of propolis and to use propolis for improved health and wellbeing. This technology explains how to collect propolis from the hive.

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Is it important the color trap to collect propolis ?

Thank you.

Giuseppe

Dear Giuseppe,

Thank you for your question.

We consulted Giovanni Formati, Head of the Beekeeping Laboratory of the "Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Lazio e della Toscana "Mariano Aleandri", Rome, Italy, who confirmed that the colour of the propolis trap is not important.

If you have further questions, we are happy to assist.

Best wishes,
TECA Team

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