I first want to outline the difference between the colour vision of bees and the one of humans. People can see colour with wavelengths ranging between 400 nanometers and 700 nanometers which correspond to the colours red (700nm) to purple (400nm). Bees on the other hand can see light ranging from 300 nanometers to 600 nanometers in wavelength, corresponding to a kind of orange-yellowish (600nm) to ultraviolet (300nm).
Knowing that bees can see ultraviolet colour and colour combinations (such as bee's purple, a combination of yellow and ultraviolet), led to the discovery that flowers actually do use ultraviolet colour to indicate nectar source as well as landing stripes for bees! This reveals that the true beauty of flowers (which are great symbols of beauty) is actually invisible to us humans! There are beautiful patterns which we can't see on flowers.
You might have heard the quote: "Only Beauty will save the world." This is a great quote and it takes a new meaning under the understanding that there is beauty beyond our perceptions. It means that this beauty that will save the world actually lies beyond our perception, understanding, and sight.
Here is another aspect concerning UV light in this video. Flowers not only reflect and use ultraviolet light and colour, but they also absorb part of it which is then transformed in the flower through fluorescence into visible (visible for humans) light that the flower emits. I include a few pictures I took myself demonstrating this.
I hope you enjoy and that this adds even more to your understanding of apitherapy, the bees and the amazing knowledge they give us!
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A beehive is an immortal being. This sounds odd, especially nowadays when we often hear that honeybees are dying by millions! Nevertheless, this video describes how bees deciphered this enigma of immortal life.Paragraph.
First of all, in order to understand how bees become immortal, you have to see a beehive as one being instead of considering every bee as a separate being. Of course, each individual bees aren't immortal, it is a full beehive that is immortal, renewing all its body cells (the bees in the hive) regularly. Most beekeepers consider a beehive as a whole, as an individual being. Of course advertising and a few movies are propagating the perspective that a honeybee can live alone as an individual, but it isn't the case at all.
The beehives secret is hidden in the purity of their products. Indeed, diseases appear when impurities get in our system from one way or another. By living surrounded only by extremely pure substances, a beehive can reach immortality, again, renewing all its cells (the bees including the queen bee) regularly. Let's have a look at the 4 main bee products and see how they demonstrate their high purity level.
- Royal Jelly: In the case of royal jelly, the clearest fact that shows its purity is the following. When a queen bee is feeding only on royal jelly which is the usual, it has no dejections at all!!! It does not have to reject any part of it! It is such pure food that the queen bee use it entirely!
- Honey: You must have heard that honey have been found in Egypt Pyramids. Honey that was 4000 years old and that was still good! Nothing more needs to be said.
- Pollen: Pollen which is the protein source for bees, is the freshest source of protein you could find. It is younger than a fruit, younger than a seed, younger than a leaf, it is literally at the very beginning of life. It is the substance that fertilizes a flower for it to eventually become a fruit that will contain the seeds for new plants to grow. The fact that it is a substance that is at the genesis of plant life shows that it did not grow old in any way, it did not receive any stress from free radicals, it is pure.
- Propolis: Bees harvest natural substances from plants to make their medicine called propolis. That propolis is not only 100% made from natural products, it is actually used by bee to purify the entire beehive from bacterias, viruses, molds and so on. It cleans the beehive surfaces as well as the ambiant air of the hive, thanks to its volatile components.
Of course, there are more bee products and we could go on like that for a while, but these are the main ones. They show clearly how bees live surrounded by pure products only.
One could ask: why are they in danger if they are immortal?
The answer is simple, we, us, humanity caused this. First with pesticides, which is number one among impurities, but also through the spread of diseases through bad beekeeping practices. This is a sad point, but it is important to understand it well in order to make the necessary changes that will allow us to work harmoniously with the bees.
Kontak, the Italien company that invented and designed the Propolair Propolis Diffusers did many scientific tests and studies with the Propolair devices. This is the first of a series of blogposts presenting those studies.
This study has been conducted by the Public Health Department of Collegno e Pinerolo, Italy and was published in February 1996.
The results reveal the exceptional potential of those Propolis Diffusers to reduce the Airborne Microbial Load in a room. To make the point clear, they choose a classroom filled with kids in winter time. As you can see on the graph showcasing the results of the study, the longer the Propolair Propolis Diffuser was used, the greater impact it had on the microbial load in the classroom.
Indeed, after 3 continuous days using the Propolair device in a classroom, the microbial load went down to only 28.8% of what it was initially! On the graph, we can appreciate the efficiency steadily increasing day after day. Imagine what it will do in your office, bedroom, work area, etc. In a time where COVID complicates our lives and make some of us clean everything regularly, the Propolair device can certainly play its part on the airborne microbial load where we work, sleep and live.
This video brings a very important answer to the recurrent question coming not only from vegans, but from most of us:
"Is it legitimate to harvest honey, pollen and propolis from bees?"
Most of the time, this question comes from two different perspectives:
- Aren't we simply stealing their precious resources?
- Is it a violation to the bees organization and life?
This question is around since a really long time and I wanted to give it the best answer possible with the knowledge available nowadays.
The answer is neither "no" nor "yes", because it is sometimes yes and sometimes no. There are many factors to consider if you are really interested to the ethical side of beekeeping. In this video, I give many of those factors. Of course, there are more, but I'm presenting the most important ones for the moment.
Let me write down a few of the points I cover in the video:
Honey is the most known bee product and sometimes people think only about honey when they hear about bees. For that reason, I will include some of the most generic factors under the honey category, but keep in mind that most of the factors given under this category apply also to pollen and propolis.
- A beekeeper must make sure his bees live in a place of abundance of natural, diverse and rich food.
- A beekeeper must make sure his bees are not in the presence of pesticides.
- A beekeeper must have a set of beekeeping methods that are non-violent for the bees.
- A beekeeper must make sure he preserves the quality of "his" honey in order to respect the work of "his" bees.
Regarding pollen, the most important point is that a beekeeper has to make sure that there is a constant abundance of beebread (pollen transformed by the bees inside the beehive) inside every beehive from which he does harvest bee pollen from. This is critical since it is the food for all baby bees!!!
For propolis, believe it or not, the beekeeper has to stop selecting bees that produce too little propolis!!! This one is a tricky one since beekeepers, for a long time always thought that bees producing the least propolis were the best ones. It makes it easier to work in a beehive when there is less propolis in it. There is a whole lot of education that needs to be done here!
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