158: How to Use Bee Products for Health & Save the Bees with Beekeeper’s Naturals

How to Use Bee Products for Health & Save the Bees with Beekeeper’s Naturals

I love this episode because it’s all about bees and how to protect and appreciate them for all they do. Today’s guest Carly Stein founded a company dedicated to doing exactly this. It’s called Beekeeper’s Naturals and I used their bee propolis spray nonstop this winter to keep the flu away. (I think it’s safe to say now without jinxing myself… it worked!)

In the face of a declining bee population, this is such an important topic to understand. Our planet would look completely different without bees and we’d lose many of the crops we know and love. I’m grateful to Carly for being here… let’s dive in!

Beekeeper’s Naturals: More Than Honey

Not only is Carly a beekeeper herself, she developed very innovative bee-made nutraceuticals that provide effective natural solutions to a lot of modern health problems. And it isn’t just honey, either. Honey has a lot of great benefits of its own, but Carly also explains how bee pollen and bee propolis can help fight illness, allergies, and poor nutrition. You can even use bee pollen as a pre-workout boost!

I also love Beekeeper’s Naturals because they have such a strong commitment to raising awareness and funds to help the bee cause in general. This interview helped me understand even more how important and fascinating bees really are, and steps we can take to make sure they stay around for our kids’ generation and beyond.

In This Episode You’ll Learn

  • the reason we are seeing bee populations decline
  • changes in pesticides and farming practices that are causing big problems for the bee
  • what will happen if the bee population continues to decline
  • an introduction to bee pollen and bee propolis and how to use them for allergies, nutrition, and more
  • how honey helps you sleep (and why)
  • why you should create a bee hotel in your backyard and how
  • how to find the only honey products that are third-party tested to be free of pesticides
  • what Aristotle has to do with bees
  • the unique honey you can substitute for cough syrup

Resources We Mention

Learn more and order products at BeekeepersNaturals.com

I’d love to hear what you think! Do you use honey, bee pollen, royal jelly, or bee propolis for health benefits? Let me know in a comment below, or leave me a review on iTunes. I read each and every one, and my guests often do too and might answer your questions!

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Reader Comments

  1. I will definitely be checking out some of these products. Our son has had 3 concussions in his 14 Years. He’s having a tough time in school despite the fact that he’s extremely brilliant. Thank you so much for doing this interview.

  2. Some honey producers use a mixture of sugar/water in containers above the hives. I do not think that will be too beneficial. A University near me in Edinburgh UK have discovered a honey which is more effective at fighting superbugs etc. They have named it Portobello after where the University is but it is not available yet. Still under study to find out what the bees are feeding on.

  3. Many beekeepers use sugar water as a food source during dry times with limited nectar flow. I feed my bees in the spring and fall. The sealed comb frames made by the bees is sugar water needed to get them through the winter. If you spin out a frame of sugar syrup it is almost clear in color. I have heard of folks mixing that with actual honey which is bogus for sure!

  4. Really enjoyed the podcast and will be trying these products! My question is how much sugar is in the products? I’ve stayed away from honey because I am pretty strict keto, which I am loving. Please give me your thoughts on how to marry the two. Thanks!

  5. Hi Katie,
    Would you use bee products during pregnancy? I’m using raw honey, propolis, and going to try bee pollen today. Bee products really keep infections away, which I’m very prone to. So I would love to use them in pregnancy but the internet has mixed responses. What would YOU do? 🙂
    Thanks for your input

  6. For candida, would you use the propolis throat spray? What would the dosage be?
    Thank you!

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