Ten rules when buying bee honey
10 rules when buying bee honey provided by D. Atanasov:
1. Purchase honey only from beekeepers yo...
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People keep bees mainly because of the unique products they provide - honey, wax, pollen, royal jelly, propolis, and bee venom. Bee products have valuable biological, nutritious, prophylactic, medicative, cosmetic, and conservating qualities therefore they can be widely applied in different fields of human activity.
These products can be classified by their different properties.
Regarding to their origin they fall into two groups. In the first group there are honey, pollen, and propolis. They are extracted from natural sources and bees process them to produce the final product. The second group includes wax, royal jelly, and bee venom which bees secrete from their special glands.
Depending on their composition, properties, and use they can also be devided into two groups - products with nutrative value and without nutrative value.
In the first group honey, pollen and royal jelly serve as food for bees and their larves and provide the food components (carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamines, minerals, etc.) needed for their development and vital activities.
Bee honey contains mainly carbohydrates whereas pollen and royal jelly contain the other food components.
In the second group there are wax, propolis, and bee venom which possess no food values but have some other important functions and as the first group of bee products without them the bee hive cannot exist.