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Propolis can enhance your beekeeping income dramatically, just follow our instructions and reap the benefits of Honey Bee alchemy.
Bee glue (propolis) has been used throughout the centuries as a medicinal product of the hive. In fact, it is called ancient medicine.
It has been a long haul for this sticky stuff, yet it has made it into mainstream medicine. Here are just a few studies about the benefits of propolis.
Propolis is currently being used to counteract the nasty sores cancer patients get their mouths from chemotherapy. But that's not all.
That is amazing all by it's self, yet other studies show that propolis can shrink tumors growth in some cancers. Here is the link if you don't believe me.
Very simple to use, just place on your hives after the last harvest and the bees do all the work. The trap increases air flow the the bee do not like, and they will close the gaps up with propolis.
You must however add two sticks on top of the trap and put the outer cover on so vermin do not get in.
When the bees have the trap full, just pry it off and place another in it's place. Stop and remove all traps and replace the covers before the first freeze.
To remove the propolis from the trap, you can either scrape it off with your hive tool, or roll the trap up, secure with rubber bands, place in a trash bag and put in the freezer for 5 hrs.
Remove from freezer, remove bands while the trap is still in the bag and twist the trap until it is empty.