A bee hive can produce many things, from which these 5 can be the most important: honey, propolis, royal jelly, bee venom and pollen. There are two types of bee hives: natural and man made. The structures are dense matrixes of hexagonal cells in which the insects store food. There are two purposes for domesticated insects and their homes: honey production and pollination of the crops in the vicinity. No matter if an insect home is natural, or artificial, it can produce 5 important things:
Honey is for bees, just as bread is for people and is produced from flower nectar. The final product is made from two hundred substances, especially fructose, glucose, water, enzymes, pollen, water, proteins and vitamins.
Propolis is a mix of plant resin and the secretions of insects. Propolis is a natural antibiotic that is meant for hive disinfection and for protecting the deposits against pathogen agents. The product is used by humans as a supplementary nutrition element in the form of capsules, tablets and tinctures.
Royal jelly is the juice used by bees to feed their queen. The worker bees have some special glands that can prepare a nutritive cocktail from sugar, water, amino acids, fats, mineral substances and vitamins. As a supplement for human use, people can find it in the form of capsules.
The venom is extracted from the stinger and contains fifty percent a substance that can make many people allergic. The substance can be found in various creams that are used against lumbago, rheumatism, sciatic problems and sports accidents.
Pollen is gathered by bees while they fly from one flower to another, for their own feeding with proteins. As a nutritive supplement, it is usually found in a dry form. Pollen can increase the strength of the immune system and reduce allergic reactions.