Welcome to Propolis Science, the website dedicated to all things Propolis!  While Propolis has been around as a natural remedy for thousands of years it is still not widely recognized today; and even when it is, its use is usually for a limited range of applications. So one of the primary reasons for the creation of is to share and expand our understanding of the uses for this promising healing ally, an understanding that is usually limited to its immune related actions. While these immune actions can be quite profound there are numerous other varied and impressive actions that are worth exploring (and using it for). Because of this, we have created this website, Propolis Science, dedicated to sharing the amazing, varied, and diverse array of Propolis’ healing potential with you.

LIVESTRONG on Bee Propolis Benefits 

Propolis, famously known as "bee glue," is a sticky, waxy substance made by bees said to contain...

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University of Arizona Revels Brain Aging Reversal Found on Honeybees Social Interaction, New Study Says 

July 5th, 2012. Scientists at Arizona State University (ASU) have discovered that older honey bees effectively reverse brain aging when they take on nest responsibilities typically handled by much younger bees. While current research on human age-related dementia focuses on potential new drug treatments, researchers say these findings suggest that social interventions may be used to slow or treat age-related dementia.


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Best Bees: A Great Non-Profit Idea. These Guys Are Doing a Great Job! 

Best Bees Company sells and manages honey bee hives in the greater Boston and Cape Cod areas. All proceeds after the cost of operations go toward funding research to improve honey bee health. Best Bees was founded in January 2010 by Noah Wilson-Rich, Ph.D. from years of frustration with raising money for research through traditional routes.


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The ‘buzz’ About Propolis and Prostate Cancer 

Bees may be hoarding a natural substance that halts the growth of prostate cancer cells and tumors, according to a study published online in Cancer Prevention Research May 1, 2012. The substance is a compound found in propolis, which is a resin-like material obtained from poplar and cone-bearing trees that bees use to repair their hives.


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Beehive Extract Shows Potential as Prostate Cancer Treatment 

An over-the-counter natural remedy derived from honeybee hives arrests the growth of prostate cancer cells and tumors in mice, according to a new paper from researchers at the University of Chicago Medicine.

In a paper published in Cancer Prevention Research, researchers combined traditional cancer research methods with cutting-edge proteomics to find that CAPE arrests early-stage prostate cancer by shutting down the tumor cells' system for detecting sources of nutrition.


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Bees ‘Self-Medicate’ When Infected with Some Pathogens 

Newswise (Source: North Carolina State University) — Research from North Carolina State University shows that honey bees “self-medicate” when their colony is infected with a harmful fungus, bringing in increased amounts of antifungal plant resins [propolis] to ward off the pathogen.


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Propolis Has Proved To Be A Product With Ability To Have Beneficial Effects For Health 

Source: Elhuyar Fundazioa (Medical News Today) Growing concerns about health has caused the scientific community to focus their interest on investigating functional foods which contribute to boosting the prevention and reduction of the risk of suffering from certain illnesses. The benefits of this product lies in its composition and, thus, its study, identification and subsequent extraction provides a useful tool which enables making high added-value products, given their high concentration of biologically active compounds.


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Bee Propolis Phenomenal Health Properties 

(NaturalNews) Wednesday, April 29, 2009 by: Barbara L. Minton/ Honeybees are some of the most amazing creatures ever created by nature. They play a vital role in much of the food supply through pollination, and they provide people with a healthy natural alternative to sugar. Some of the most interesting aspects of bees are the substances they make to use themselves. Propolis is a natural resin found in young tree buds. Bees collect it for use as a glue to seal their homes. Propolis is an exceedingly complex product that contains substances that prevent and treat diseases ranging from cancer to the common cold. Recent research has documented the ability of propolis to suppress the growth of human tumors from neurofibromatosis and cancer.


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Bee Propolis: Nature's Healing Balm With Immune Boosting Properties 

(NaturalNews) Monday, June 16, 2008 by: Katherine East/  Bee propolis is a remarkable natural substance collected and produced by honeybees. It is often referred to as a natural antibiotic and has many diverse uses. I love it when nature clearly has the upper hand over the frailty of our human science. Bee propolis is one such substance and has even been described as having anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and even anti-cancer properties with immune modulating effects. These may sound a little too good to be true but you can't go wrong with a bottle of bee propolis in your medicine cabinet. As a natural remedy it will be incredibly useful for at least it's anti-viral effects.


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