Propolis is the generic name for the resinous substance collected by honeybees from various plant sources. An amazing substance that is strategically placed by bees to protect their hive against invaders and microorganisms such as fungi, viruses and bacteria. As a result, the beehive is one of the most sterile environments known by man, even at high degrees of temperature and humidity.
It has a typical balsamic odor, slightly accented flavor, and may have spicy features. In the tropical regions of the planet, we found the propolis with greater chemical variability, due to the diversity of vegetal species of these regions. In Brazil, more than 12 different types of propolis have been identified.