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Poison

Poison Do you know that… … bee venom has a powerful anti-inflammatory power being applied in the treatment of 500 more diseases, according to the newspaper El Mundo. According to research by a Spanish researcher, apitoxin is 100 times more effective than cortisone, and is beneficial as a therapy for bone and respiratory system problems.…

Propolis

Propolis Do you know that… … we can say that it is a resinous, balsamic substance, with a viscous consistency and color, varying from brownish green, dark brown or other shades, depending on the type of plant chosen by the bees. For these the propolis is very important, as it is used to make a…

Polen

Pollen

Pollen Do you know that… … pollen, a fine and colorful powder in flowers, is the male reproductive element of plants that is collected by bees for their food. This when collected by bees is nature’s most complete and valuable food. Our body needs 22 amino acids essential for its perfect functioning. Most foods contain…

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Royal Jelly

Royal Jelly Do you know that… … royal jelly is the product resulting from the combined action of the pharyngeal glands and mandibular glands of bees from 5 to 15 days of age. The royal jelly is a thick milk with acid flavor, produced by the bees to feed the larvae until the 3rd day…

Wax

Wax Do you know that… … wax is a product of the secretion of 8 glands located in the abdomen of the worker bee. These glands are active between the 13th and 18th day of life of the bee, they need to consume 6 to 7kg of honey to segregate 1 kg of wax. Wax…

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Products

Hooney Honey is a product made by bees from nectar harvested in flowers. Basically honey is made up of water, fructose, glucose, sucrose, maltose and other disaccharides, minerals, vitamins, enzymes, hormones, proteins, acids, amino acids and yeast. Honey is one of the few anti-bactericidal and easily digestible foods. In the hive is used as food…

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Bee’s Body

Apis mellifera – has a very characteristic morphology and very distinct from the other solitary insects and bees and with marked differences between the three types: Queen, Obreiras and drones. Although part of the insect class has a specialized way of life, possessing particular mechanisms and structures. The domestic bee – Apis mellifera – is…

manuseamento

Handling

The beekeeper must – Look at the condition of the hives and their supports. – Make repairs when necessary. – Inspect the hives to verify the queen’s presence, production and storage of food (honey and pollen). – Posture of eggs, presence of enemies and diseases – Make the necessary arrangements so that this does not…

Legislação

Legislation

Law Decrees Decree-Law No. 214/2003 https://dre.pt/application/dir/pdf1sdip/2003/09/216A00/60576060.PDF This decree-law of 29 April lays down the definitions, classification and characteristics of honey and the rules on the wrapping and labeling thereof, adopting the provisions of Council Directive No 74/409 / EEC of 22 July on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to honey.…

Espécies

Species

Species Ants, termites, wasps, and bees are biologically similar to the suborder level. The differentiation between them starts at the superfamily level (for example, the ants are in the superfamily – formicoidea). The superfamily – Apidae includes the 20,000 species of bees, divided into nine families, among them the social bees belonging to the family…