Honey bees, unlike bumble bees, don’t build ground-based nests. You are much more likely to encounter a honey bee hive in a hollow tree or in a rock crevice. Though more rare, you can also find them inside the wall of a building.
Honey bee collects honey in their hive as they rely on honey to survive the cold winter months when they can’t venture outside the hive to gather nectar and pollen. So they have to store all the honey they will need to survive the winter — often between 40 to 60 pound of it. Honey bees also spend much of the winter clustered around their queen, keeping her warm and capable of reproducing. That also requires a large expenditure of energy. Again, honey fuels honey bee activity.
Bee hive products and their benefit :
- Honey The Queen of the beehive products. This golden liquid has been known for centuries to heal wounds and treat infection, as well as being antioxidant, antibiotic and antiviral which is important in the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. In all-natural skin care products, honey acts as a preservative, so there is no need for chemical or artificial preservatives in the product.
- Beeswax Beeswax obtains its golden color from the propolis and bee pollen inside, both also known for their incredible health benefits. The beeswax helps lock in your skin’s own moisture, nourishes skin cells and creates a barrier against the destruction caused by our environment. Unfiltered beeswax contains over 300 micro nutrients. It will not clog pores. It also is a naturally nourishing moisturizer as well as being anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibacterial, anti allergenic and a germicidal antioxidant.
- Royal Jelly This thick, milky substance is produced by the worker bees to feed the queen bee. They mix honey and bee pollen with enzymes in the glands of their throats to produce royal jelly. It consists of a blend of proteins,vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Royal jelly may be one of nature’s best kept secrets. It promotes more youthful looking skin.healing wounds and skin disorders, promoting sexual rejuvenation, stimulating the immune system, protecting the skin from dehydration as well as providing antibacterial, antibiotic and anti-inflammatory action.
- Propolis Nature’s antibiotic Propolis is a sticky resin that seeps from the wounds and buds of trees. After collecting the propolis, sometimes called “bee glue,” bees carry it back to the hive in their pollen baskets. Once back at the hive they are met by other worker bees who help them unload it. These workers then mix the propolis with salivary secretions and flakes of beeswax.The final blend is rich in a variety of vitamins, minerals and amino acids. It revive skin by disabling viruses and fighting infections.
- Bee Pollen It is the substance that is created when bees mix together nectar or honey, bee saliva and the plant pollen that bees collect from flowers. It Helps with wrinkles and blemishes and also correct darkening of the skin. The nutrient-dense bee pollen contain vitamins, minerals, amino acids, phytochemicals, carotenoids, flavonoids and phytosterols. This makes bee pollen excellent for healing and rejuvenating of the skin.