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Aside from all the fruits and veg­gies they pol­li­nate, bees are the key to a wide range of great prod­ucts. You can sup­port bee numbers in your area by buy­ing these lo­cally. health hon­eys – com­bined with every­thing from gin­seng to deer vel­vet, with a range or re­puted health bene ts hon­ey­comb – for when you want a more in­tense honey avour royal jelly – the sub­stance se­creted by worker bees to feed up prospec­tive queens re­port­edly pro­vides a range of health bene ts, partly due to its high vi­ta­min B con­tent bee venom – re­puted to be bene cial for joint mo­bil­ity and sup­port of the im­mune sys­tem. Also an in­creas­ingly pop­u­lar beauty for­mula, hailed as the nat­u­ral al­ter­na­tive to botox. Bees are un­harmed in the ex­trac­tion of the venom beeswax can­dles – sweeter smelling, health­ier and more en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly than the more com­mon paraf n-based ver­sions

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