We all know that Bees make Honey, but what else do bees make?


Beeswax is made by bees to construct honeycomb. It is said to be one of the purest forms of wax and bees need to visit many millions of flowers to produce even the smallest amount of wax. We use it a lot in creams and balms because it contains over 300 natural compounds which help to keen skin supple, and it has thermal properties which can be used in massage or physiotherapy

Edible Grade Pollen or Bee Bread is a mixture of honey and pollen. When bees return to the hive they are covered in pollen and bees mix this with honey and store it in their honeycomb. Humans can use it to treat allergies to pollen

Propolis is used as a sealant for small gaps in the hive which makes is wind and water tight, as well as protecting the hive from microbes. Bees make it by mixing various botanical sources such as tree resin with saliva and beeswax. It is also a natural antibiotic and humans consume it in tea or other drinks, and also pharmaceutical companies use it in various preparations.

Royal Jelly is made by young bees and is fed to bee larvae. It is a mixture of water, proteins and sugars and if the larvae are fed exclusively on Royal Jelly they become queen bees. It is also said to be good for humans too and is used to support the treatment of a variety of conditions.

Bee Venom can be used to help people become desensitised to bee stings, either as a prophylactic or as a treatment, and it has started to be used in cosmetics as a substitute for botox.

Finlay Bee is always looking to develop its product range and although we began by offering Beeswax Food Wraps, we plan to offer Beeswax Candles in the near future.

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