An All Purpose Glue?
Let’s hear it for propolis, sometimes called bee glue, the resin-like substance that bees make from tree sap, beeswax and their saliva. The bees use it to line the hive and to fill in and repair cracks and holes in the structure – it’s even thought it possibly keeps infections and diseases out of the hive. We humans have been “borrowing” propolis from the bees since… well, almost forever! It has been found to have anti-fungal and antibacterial qualities and it can be used to treat candida, mouth ulcers, cold sores, and even to help heal wounds. It also brings music to our ears as it is also used as a varnish for string instruments. Some say that Stradivarius was a fan!