In this episode, we look to the medicines that bees make with plants. Propolis is a medicinal resin made by bees which can be sustainably harvested to use as medicine. Benjamin Pixie is an herbalist, mead maker and bee keeper who has lots to share about plants, the wisdom of bees, and making medicines from the gifts of the hive.
Benjamin also shares a recipe and important tips for making your own propolis tincture, including the best alcohol to use and tips for finding propolis.
By the end of this episode, you’ll know:
► Why bees are the original herbalists
► What is propolis and many amazing health benefits
► How best to work with propolis as medicine
► How to support the bees
For those of you not familiar with Benjamin, he has been a treatment free, bee centric sustainable beekeeper since 2007. He is mead maker at Pixie Mead, and Distiller of honey spirits at Spirit of the Hive. He is a founding member of the Skalitude Pollinator Sanctuary and the Skalitude Community.
If you’d like to hear more from Benjamin, which I highly recommend, then head to the show notes where you can get easy links for his websites and social media. You can also find Benjamin's recipe as well as the transcript for this episode in the show notes.
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