HOG BAY APIARY

PROPOLIS HARVEST

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The propolis mat is designed so that bees will deposit propolis from underneath, through the wedge shaped slits.

Raw propolis is harvested by scraping the mats. As the lid does not permit the bees entry to the space above the mat, the propolis is free from contamination by hive components and excess wax.

Raw propolis is then processed to manufacture tinctures and lozenges to treat infections, as the propolis contains a wide spectrum of anti-bacterial properties.