As a new beekeeper when the summers gets warmer and the bees are growing, you wonder where all that sticky substance is coming from. The proposis sticks to everything and opening the hive becomes sometimes difficult because everything is sticking together.
After opening the brood boxes, you notice the bees have glued the frames solid. When this occurs it sometimes can be difficult to do a quick inspection, but for the bees propolis is a vital substance and their first line of defence against infections and other pathogens. [Read more…] about Propolis – Your Sticky Medicinal!