Process

Honey is a foodstuff produced by honeybees from the nectar of flowers and other carbohydrate sweeteners from plants that collect, transform, enrich and deposit in cells of the combs.
Types of Honey

There are a variety of honeys depending on color and flavor of the flower from whom the nectar belongs. One can distinguish two groups of classification.

1.- Multifloral Honey

Are those that came from a variety of plants that makes it impossible to identify their exact origin.

2.- Unifloral Honey

They came mainly from a particular plant species, therefore, can be defined in a fairly precise way.

 Product Features

It is a complex product, rich in sugars, vitamins, minerals and enzymes (substances made of protein present in vital processes). The composition, appearance, flavor, color, etc.. vary greatly depending on the flowers from which it came.

Product Derivatives

In addition to honey, in the hive  other products are produced, such as royal jelly, pollen, and propolis. These products are used in the food industry and cosmetics.

 

Pollen: In the form of “polinielo”, which the bees collect and transform into grains and then transported to the hive, then the farmer collects it, dry it so it does not spoil and keeps it at a fixed temperature . the color of pollen varies with plant species from which proceeds, with usually yellow or brown, but can also be white,purple and black.

Pollen is the protein fraction of feeding bees. For the human being has a high nutritional value because it hasessential amino acids and a protein content of 15 to 20%. Demand from the market dietary pollen is increasing due to its nutritive properties.

Propolis: Propolis is a resinous substance of trees and wild shrubs, which the bees collect in order to seal the hive and prevent it from forming in any type of infection and its spread, found in some cases a mouse, into the hive completely covered with propolis and giving the effect of having been mummified or embalmed, This is due to the antimicrobial action of propolis, a decomposition that can not create infections within the apiary.

Apitoxine: Bee venom, appears as an excellent prophylactic and curative remedy which acts both on an isolated organ and in the whole organism. The poison introduced into the body immediately triggers a defensive reaction to it. This explains to some extent the fact that beekeepers working for many years with bees generally have excellent healthand live a long time. Also possess a certain immunity against various diseases. The bee venom would produce new vaccines and expand the list of biological medicines already available.

Royal Jelly: The bees produce it to feed future queens. It is a food with similar characteristics of pollen.

Beeswax: The bees produce it for the hive structures, building cells to queen lays eggs and even food store. Often mixed with propolis to toughen the structure.

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