The hive's natural defender

Propolis is a wonderful natural product that has been known for centuries for its health benefits. Also known as ‘bee glue’, propolis is a resinous substance collected by bees from various plants and trees. This treasure of nature is then used by the bees to protect their hive from infections and bacteria.

Propolis contains a variety of active ingredients including flavonoids, phenolic acids, essential oils and vitamins. These substances give it antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties. Thanks to this wealth of active ingredients, propolis is recognised for boosting the immune system and helping to heal various ailments.

Propolis & Humans

Propolis is a substance very rich in active ingredients and its purification and transformation process is complex. Propolis is a difficult material to work with! Hard and crumbly at 15°C, propolis becomes soft and malleable at around 30°C, then sticky or gooey at higher temperatures! Once harvested by the beekeeper, propolis must be cleaned and processed before it can be used in human care products. All impurities must be removed, while retaining all the active ingredients!

Uses of propolis

Used since ancient times, propolis has found its place in the traditional medicine of many countries. It is valued for its antioxidant properties, which help neutralise free radicals and prevent cellular damage. What’s more, its beneficial effects on the respiratory tract make it an invaluable ally in relieving the symptoms of colds, flu and respiratory infections.

Propolis is also highly valued in natural cosmetics. Thanks to its antiseptic and healing properties, it is used in many skin care products such as creams, lip balms and lotions. In particular, it helps to soothe skin irritations and reduce acne.


Come and visit La Miellerie du Salagou

Near Lake Salagou in Occitanie, stop off to discover the world of bees and the virtues of propolis in particular!

You’ll also have the opportunity to taste a wide range of honeys and discover their diversity!