The Scoop on Bee Products: the superfoods of 2024

We’re buzzing around all the bee products! And we want you to be in the know about nature’s natural boosters that have become staples in our medicine cabinet. If you couldn’t tell, we’re obsessed with all things Beekeeper’s Naturals and have added more products to our pantry. This product line became the baby of female and Canadian founder, Carly Stein, when travelling abroad in Italy and coming down with yet another case of inflammatory tonsillitis. She stumbled upon propolis in a pharmacy there and within a week, her aggressive and persistent tonsillitis was cured.  

We’ve broken down the different ingredients in some of her products so you can get the full picture of how powerful these benefits are and hope that you’re curious enough to explore adding them into your own at home first aid kit and pantry. 


First up we have bee pollen, which is a combination of plant pollen, honey, and bee secretions. It’s rich in bioactive compounds like proteins, fiber, healthy fats, carbohydrates, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. It’s been studied for its hypoglycemic, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-cancer properties. It’s been extensively studied for its benefits to reduce oxidative stress, meaning, bee pollen helps your body scavenge for free radicals and can protect you against chronic illness, autoimmune conditions, and neurodegenerative disorders. You can shop Bee Pollen here.


Also referred to as “bee glue”, is a resin created by worker bees as they move from plant to plant. It is used to protect the beehive, from fixing holes, to lining the hive to protect from foreign invaders that might infect the honey or bee population. Its list of benefits include antioxidants, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-cancer, and immunomodulating properties. It’s very rich in flavonoids (a type of antioxidant), various B vitamins, vitamins C and E, and many minerals such as magnesium, calcium, potassium, zinc and iron. You can shop Propolis throat spray here. 


It’s got propolis, pollen and royal jelly; talk about a 3-in-1 deal, this is not your average honey. We’ve touched on propolis and pollen so we’re going to focus on the other main ingredient, royal jelly, and how it adds even more benefits! Royal jelly is a secretion from the worker bees and is consumed by the Queen bee and her eggs. For those of you who don’t know, the Queen bee is the only female bee that can produce eggs, regulate activity in the hive, and swarm (evacuate the hive when it's time to start laying eggs and build another hive). The royal jelly she is fed allows her to live up to 2 years, and feed all the larvae - this superfood is full of polyphenols, vitamins, enzymes, protein, prebiotics and is praised for its anti-bacterial, anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory and immunomodulating effects. You can shop Raw Honey with royal jelly, propolis and bee pollen here. 

Here are the main health categories in which bee products can support your energy and vitality:  

  • Wound healing
  • Inflammatory and Autoimmune conditions
  • Skin conditions 
  • Oral health 
  • Pharyngitis and coughs 
  • Gastrointestinal disorders (GERD, Dyspepsia, Gastritis, and Peptic Ulcers, Gastroenteritis, Constipation & Diarrhea) 
  • Liver & Pancreatic diseases 
  • Metabolic and Cardiovascular health 
  • Various Cancers  
  • Reproductive health 
  • Neurodegenerative conditions
  • Aging 

As a bonus, Beekeeper’s Naturals has designed a line to help during times when your immune system is under distress - cold and flu season (the most dreaded season of the year). Taking these products to either prevent or fight against an illness can significantly improve your chances of coming out on top. We especially love the Cough Syrup, the daytime and the nighttime, the latter containing melatonin to help you catch those much needed zzz’s. And the lozenges that contain propolis plus an added dose of vitamin C and zinc. 

Something to consider if you have an allergy to bees, these products aren’t for you. We recommend consulting your doctor with the use of these products. If you have any specific questions about which one would be best suited for you, click here to contact us and our in-house functional nutritionist will reach out. 

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