The Bee Propolis Forum

The Bee Propolis Forum is where we ask about and discuss things like recommended doses, tips on how to take propolis, the best forms it comes in, and my favorite - your experiences using this superfood for better health. Good or bad, we want to hear about it! This is a broad area and one of our most popular spots for visitors. And remember, no question is a bad question so ask away!

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How can I find a protocol for tincturing 80% propolis?  
I am 69 years old and disabled and have an autoimmune disease. My NMD wants me to keep raw propolis in my mouth 24/7 and he prescribed 80% raw propolis …

Propolis for cat with cancer  
Hi my cat has a tumour in her ear & is on steroids gets infections all the time then having all types of antibiotic I've ordered Swanson Bee Propolis tablets …

Propolis and me. 
I have been taking all of your Bee products for over a year now with great success. My usual dose is 1 cap of Propolis 1000mg in the morning along …

Can my 18 mo take propolis? 
Hi, sorry if this has been answered somewhere but my son has had chronic ear infections and the ENT is now talking about giving him tubes and removing …

How much propolis to take for gum recession? 
I am taking 550 mg caps of bee pollen. I have receding gums. Am I taking enough and is taking it internally the best way to treat my gums?

Is it safe to sprinkle powder propolis on cat food? 
II have 3 cats 1 large male age 10, 1 small female age 9 and a five month old kitten. I sprinkle one capsule of bee propolis on their food once a morning …

Propolis - dry or fresh and other things to look for?? 
Hi Angela My husband and children have used bee pollen for a couple of years now with excellent results to over come hay fever. I'm now keen on trying …

Dose Propolis works for hyperthyroidism ?  
Hi Angela I have a diagnosis of hyperthyroidism. However, it is not serious. I do not need to take medicine. I heard that Propolis works for endocrine …

Headaches due to propolis? 
I recently started taking propolis pills 500mg. I take two, one at breakfast and one at lunch. I noticed I have a slight headache within an hour of taking …

Propolis for kids 
Dear Angela Kindly advise which propolis extract is more suitable for the kids: alchohol, propylene glycol or water/glyercine based? Are their anti-bacterial …

Bee propolis for endometriosis? 
Hi. I just had a tubal reversal and during it my Dr found what he called superficial endo but because it involved my ovaries it's considered stage 4. …

Is it safe to inhale propolis liquid? 
I suffer from sinus infection and I read from some blogs that I can apply one drop of propolis liquid into each nostril and inhale it. My question is... …

Propolis for shingles? 
Hi, and thank you for a great forum! I used to eat raw honey a lot but somehow drifted away from it, I guess mostly due to availability and budget. I …

Propolis for Cats 
How many drops and days do I give to, my 5 lb cat and is the alcohol based drops ok? Angela's comments: One or two drops and yes, the alcohol based …

Propolis Expiration  
hello there, i was wondering if bee propolis can expire?? Hi Jennifer, It can yes. What do you have - raw chunks, tincture, powder or capsules? …

Maltodextrin? 
One of the ingredients of your capsules (for Propolis, Royal Jelly & Bee Pollen) is Maltodextrin. Kindly explain the source, safety, purpose, interaction …

Propolis being used to treat Lyme Disease 
Is there any data or comments about propolis being used to treat Lyme Disease? Angela's Comments: Great question. I do know of someone who used …

Liquid propolis to clear skin of cancerous growths  
Apply liquid propolis to cancer growth, cover with gauze and tape(or band aid), apply daily, and change bandage covering. This method has worked twice …

Propolis for Receding Gums 
I was wondering what dosage of propolis you would recommend to help heal receding gums? Thanks! Angela's Comments: What are you taking - capsules, …

How to Grind Propolis chunks to Powder  
Here is a simple way to turn Propolis chunks to powder: Freeze the Proplis chunks (take one chunk out of freezer and put it in a coffee grinder …

Propolis powder & ingredients 
I have been using your propolis capsules, taken out of the capsule, and crushed, in a product that I make. It would be easier if I were able to buy propolis …

Giving propolis to cats/kittens with sneezing, clear runny noses. 
The vet says this is a virus & she can give me nothing for it. I currently am using colloidal silver,elderberry & echinacea on them. Will propolis kill …

Bee Propolis & Endometriosis 
Hi, I am very interested in Bee Propolis. I just undergone a third operation to remove endometriosis and is wondering whether the intake of bee propolis …

Converting raw propolis amount to propolis powder 
How much raw propolis can be substituted for a 1 tablespoon propolis powder in a salve recipe? Hi Nicki, It depends on how concentrated the propolis …

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Propolis Dosage Recommendations 
I take about 10-12 drops of Propolis tincture in a teaspoon of honey. Is that Ok? Angela's Comments: This is a very common dose used by many propolis …

Propolis chunks into powder? 
Is there any way to powder "propolis chunks" myself? Not that I am aware of. We buy our powder in powder form as it is a difficult process to say …

Propolis in Babies and Children 
Hi, I'm Marcella. It's been a year that I became a fan of propolis. I want to know if it's ok to give it to my baby occasionally, just to maintain her …

What brands of propolis are good to take? 
There seems to many different types and brands out there. I am confused to which ones to start with. Plaese advised me with your knowledge? Angela's …

How to take raw propolis chunks 
Hi and glad I found your forum: I have recently become interested in honey and propolis and I would like to try the propolis for things such as sore …

How to take propolis 
First of all, congratulations for your web site. It´s really hard to get good info about propolis. I´m glad I found someone with a long experience with …

Propolis Vaginal suppositories 
Have you ever heard of anyone making their own vag suppositories with propolis to heal cervical dysplasia? Do you have any info on this? Thanks! Hi …

How to get propolis off skin Not rated yet
Made a mm mixture of raw honey and bee propolis drops to apply topically, how do I get rid of the residue and smell! I've taken three baths back to back. …

No menstruation since propolis Not rated yet
I am 29 and started taking propolis a few weeks ago. Now I am two weeks overdue with my period. Normally it is really no problem, 28 days rhythm. I feel, …

Taking Propolis Long Term For Anxiety? Not rated yet
Hi I discovered quite by accident that liquid propolis (four drops in some warm water) is excellent for my anxiety! I would like to keep taking it for …

Propolis for tooth cavity & infection Not rated yet
Hello Angela, About a week ago I began having pain in my tooth that caused my jaw to be sore, a headache, earaches, and irritability due to the pain. …

propolis and neurofibromatosis Not rated yet
have you heard of this helping neurofibromatosis. I am looking for lotion, cream, ointment, and raw propolis. Angela's comments: Unfortunately …

The smell of propolis capsule  Not rated yet
Hi I was just curious I just got a bottle of propolis 1000 capsules. And they they have a strong smell to them I was just wondering if that was normal? …

Wax and propolis Not rated yet
I just bought some propolis freshly harvested from my local bee keeper. I ate some of it and had the hardest time getting the wax off of my teeth and roof …

Cat Calicivirus Not rated yet
I've just read a little about propolis and am wondering if it might be a good addition to my cat's nutrition. I believe he has calicivirus as he is a young …

Vaginosis Not rated yet
JMJ How would you use your product for vaginosis. I read there was a study showing it to be quite effective, but don't know the proper protocol. …

Propolis plus liquid dosage for children Not rated yet
What is the required dose for a 13 yr old boy, should I drop it straight on the tongue or mix with water? Angela's Comments: Follow the recommended …

How to store propolis Not rated yet
The bottle of propolis liquid extract says to store it below 30 degrees centigrade. Does this mean I can store it in the fridge when temperatures are …

Apitherapy and Lyme Not rated yet
Hi there, Do you know of anyone in the southwestern Ontario area who treats Lyme patients with bee venom therapy? I hate the idea of this treatment killing …

giving herb pharm honey bee propolis to a 8lb cat Not rated yet
I have a 12 yr. old cat many generations ferral. So she was a in/out cat until Sunday night when a stray came on her territory. I was to late to rescue …

Propolis/Honey mixture expires? Not rated yet
I have a small jar of Propolis Extract by YS Eco Bee Farms and it has an expiration date of 12/14. Does it really expire? Instead of tossing it away, is …

propolis capsule  Not rated yet
Can I take the powder out of my capsule and put it in water or a protien shake? Absolutely you can Tracy. Angela

Sinus problems without cold symptoms Not rated yet
I get recurrent sinus problems, 3 times this year and was given antibiotics the first 2 times. This time I was prescribed antihistamine even tho I'm not …

Propolis Suppository? Not rated yet
I have Crohn's proctitis and have found nothing that will heal it. Has propolis ever been used in a suppository form to treat something like this? I …

Propolis for cat with cancer Not rated yet
Hello, I heard that propolis is one of most effective natural antibiotic. I'm thinking to give to my cat who has bladder cancer and I would like to give …

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propolis for kids Not rated yet
Which propolis option should I give to my 2 years old daughter? I recommend our fruit flavored Propolis drops. You can find them here: http://www.bee-pollen-buzz. …

Topical chemo and use of Royal Jelly  Not rated yet
I'm currently on topical chemo treatments, for pre skin cancer, actinic keratoses, and I was wondering if it is safe to take the Royal Jelly during this …

Propolis Turned Mouth Brown and Numb? Not rated yet
I have a canker sore that is having a hard time going away (I keep biting it), so I found out about propolis. The lady at our natural foods store said …

Cats and propolis Not rated yet
hi I have 2 cats that I would like to give propolis as I have read it could help both with different needs. One is sick with some type of mass in stomach …

Propolis % Not rated yet
I would like to know the exact meaning of the percentage(%)on the tincture propolis bottle. Thanks. Jin Hi Jin, The meaning of the % on a propolis …

Shamanic Update - Quick new formula and easy method for healthy gums! Not rated yet
Hello again everyone! It's been a while since I posted here. I have further refined my gum treatments, and let me tell you, I have achieved total success! …

Propolis on gums Not rated yet
Can I take the propolis out of the capsule and mix it with Co Q10 and run it on my gums at night to help my gum recession? Angela's Comments: Yes, …

Propolis Treats Headaches Not rated yet
I have gotten migraines and tension headaches since I was 10. I even had a CT scan done at 11 because I have NF 1. I have never had anything work on the …

Can I put propolis extract on my hands? Not rated yet
Can I put propolis extract on my hands? Angela's Comments: Yes, you can put propolis on your hands but the issue you will encounter is the propolis …

The ultimate method for healing gums with propolis  Not rated yet
Hi again everyone. I have been experimenting further with propolis for gum health, and have finally, after many different experiments, come up with a …

Propolis for dental abscess  Not rated yet
I have a dental abscess on my gums. Went to my dr. and got antibiotics but after 5 days of treatment the abscess is back. What can I get that has propolis …

Fertility, Endometriosis and Propolis Not rated yet
Hi there, I have read an article recently that suggested that Bee Propolis may help fertility in woman with Endometriosis. I read one of your answers …

Bee Propolis long term Not rated yet
How long do you need to take bee propolis for? Is it a case of taking it every day as a preventative medicine or only when symptoms appear? Would there …

Propolis for Gum Disease and Bone Density Not rated yet
Why is there water based or the alcohol based propolis? Which propolis should be taken for your gums? I am diagnosed with Multiple Schelrosis since …

Starting out on propolis? Not rated yet
I am completely new to the concept of Bee Pollen and all its uses. I recently bought Extract,PRopolis and was wondering how to use it. It says …

What is the difference between propolis liquid and capsules Not rated yet
Difference between propolis liquid and capsules. How to use propolis liquid? Angela's Comments: The main difference is that the propolis in a capsule …

Which propolis type do you recommend for prostate? Not rated yet
I have had a Prostatectomy but unfortunately the doctors were not able to get all the cancer cells, a few escaped. My PSA, while very low, has continued …

Propolis Toothpaste Not rated yet
Hi; I just received my Honey Order this morning, everything was fine. But I ordered 2 tubes of the toothpaste and I never noticed when I was reading about …

Propolis stain teeth? Not rated yet
I've been taking propolis chunks for a long time, by chewing and drinking a glass of water after. Chewing them removed any stains and made my teeth whiter …

Suppositories with Propolis Not rated yet
Do you have any Suppositories with Propolis for sale? No, we do not sell these. Bee healthy, Angela

Taking Propolis capsules longer than 30 days? Not rated yet
Why is it some companies have on their bottles,if using beyond 30 days consult a health care practitioner? Should you take a small break every 30 days,or …

Eating honey and propolis Not rated yet
Can u get any propolis by eating honey with the wax? Angela's Comments: Yes, but only very small amounts. You would not be able to obtain a therapeutic …

Using bee propolis tincture and chunks Not rated yet
Just received my order and thank you. Two questions. 1. Can I simply apply the tincture directly on my gums and 2. If I swallow the raw propolis rather …

Best way to store propolis in its natural state? Not rated yet
I raise bees as a hobby and I'm constantly cleaning my equipment of propolis. I'm thinking that I might start saving all this propolis to recycle. Not …

Propolis alcohol tincture Not rated yet
Hi There! I've heard that in alcohol tincture 60% good staff in propolis is gone. Is that true? Hi Walter, Can you post where you've read this Walter? …

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Propolis and Sinuses Not rated yet
Hello, What is the difference between Bee Pollen and Bee Propolis? I have a problem where my sinus become infected, swollen, or God know what, but …

Is propolis safe to take when you are pregnant and what dose? Not rated yet
I am 24 weeks pregnant and getting a cold. I would like to take some propolis but I'm not sure how much to take. I know someone at the honey shop was …

Ingesting propolis versus topical application Not rated yet
I was wondering if ingesting the bee propolis is as effective for receding gums as applying it directly? I have purchased the tincture in 30% strength,have …

Propolis, royal jelly and bee pollen for asthma? Not rated yet
Our daughter took bee pollen pills for a year for her asthma condition. She took the combination capsule with bee pollen, royal jelly and propolis. She …

.Bee Propolis for Topical Use on Hemorrohids Not rated yet
My Son is having a lot of hemorrhoid issues. I have 100% bee Propolis that was brought to me from Cuba by a family member. Can I place this on his hemorrhoids …

Royal jelly or bee propolis? Not rated yet
Hello, I'm considering placing an order but am wondering if one needs or should take all 3 bee products or if one is sufficient? IF 3 products are …

Propolis raw extract vs. pills Not rated yet
I'm a vegan and noticed that all propolis pills have a gelatin capsule. Can I actually empty the powder out of the pill and put the contents into regular …

Bee Propolis for abscess tooth Not rated yet
Hello, I have an 11 yr old root canaled tooth with a crown on top. I have just finished up my 7 day antibiotic run and the last 2 days I included 8 powder …

Prostate Cancer and Propolis Not rated yet
I had a Prostatectomy and follow up radiation 4 months later. My PSA stayed down for a year at .2 but it has risen to a .4 the last 6 months. I am wondering …

Propolis drops in ear for infection? Not rated yet
I have tinitus and vertigo caused by sinus fluid build up or infection in ears. Can propolis be applied directly into the ears to treat this? If so how …

propolis chewing gum and a capsule a day? Not rated yet
Is it ok to take (1) 1250mg capsule of propolis a day and chew propolis gum? Would this be too much intake? Hi Lisa, That is still a very reasonable …

Breast Cancer & Propolis Not rated yet
Hi Angela I have breast cancer, and have decided to decline chemo and surgery for now, and first want to give natural medicine a go. This includes …

How long is propolis good for? Not rated yet
Hi, Thanks for writing back. I have a bottle of propolis capsules, with "Best By 4/2010" date. Not "Use by" but "Best By"... It's NOW brand, …

AML patient with gum disease Not rated yet
My sister diagnosed with AML, she also suffer with gum desease which I know is related with her illness.. she use propolis liquid. How many months does …

Cancer - radiation and chemotherapy with propolis? Not rated yet
Can BP be taken as a supplement or throat spray during radiation chemotherapy to the throat and neck. My husb will start this next week. Pls advise ASAP …

Propolis - masking the taste? Not rated yet
Hello, my friend is following a treatment with propolis, today was her first day, however; we will like to know what is the easiest way to eat it, it has …

Can I make propolis chunks into a tincture? Not rated yet
Can I make my own propolis tincture? Angela's Comments: If you do not wish to chew your propolis you can make a tincture using food grade Ethel Alcohol …

The best way to consume propolis? Not rated yet
Recently i was recommended to take propolis but im not very sure the best way to consume it ? I used to press it into my mouth but i heard that its not …

Propolis and Lead Not rated yet
Bees will NOT gather anything that is not Mother Nature Approved! If you look at all of the Pestisides that are sprayed on plants, trees, field crops, …

Bee Proplis Drops - Mix in Tea or Honey?  Not rated yet
Hello, I bought some bee propolis drops 25% initially for a gum problem which is gone but I still want to take the drops. It says 35 drops in mouth a …

Amount of Flavonoid in Propolis Not rated yet
I want to start buying Propolis for my wife who is always tired. Some of the articles I have read suggest being careful when buying Propolis and check …

Propolis for Influenza and hoarse voice Not rated yet
Hello Angela: Your website is super awesome! I am taking Propolis for 3 weeks now because I am getting sick with Flu and cough over 5 times in less …

Propolis for cold and flu Not rated yet
Hello Angela, Thank you for your website, I find it so helpful and I have learned so much from it. I have been ordering your bee pollen and so ho mish …

Mouth sores - propolis? Not rated yet
I AM A 60 YR OLD FEMALE WHO HAS BEEN EXPERIENCING SOME MOUTH SORES/AND HAS HAD ONE LESION ON MY CHEEK FOR OVER A YEAR....GOING TO HOLISTIC MD..WHO HAS …

Dosage used in the study... Not rated yet
Do you know the dosage that was used in the study documented in the American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology for breast cancer...I was diagnosed …

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Propolis for Epstein Barr Not rated yet
Hey Angela, I've really enjoyed reading some of your comments here! I work for an airline and am constantly exposed to a lot of people with colds and …

Black sticky residue floating on top of water Not rated yet
When I put few drops of propolis tincture to a glass of watter some dark brown (almost black) very sticky residue forms on the surface of the watter. …

How much propolis for boils Not rated yet
How much bee propolis should I take to fight infection from boils? I have 500 mg capsules. Angela's Comments: I would suggest taking 3 x 500 mg capsules …

Bee Propolis for Oral health while breastfeeding Not rated yet
I have gingivitis and have read bee propolis is very good for healing oral health issues. What is the best way to take propolis, as I see you sell it …

Propolis for Osteoarthritis? Not rated yet
Hi I was wondering if could advise if there is any specific bee product that could help me with my osteoarthitis pain. I have osteoarthritis in my …

Propolis chunks vs. pills or powder Not rated yet
Are raw propolis chunks better (because they are not processed) than propolis pills or powder? For example, royal jelly is best in raw frozen form, is …

Arthritis pain. Not rated yet
Hi Angela, I started taking your bee propolis capsules. They helped to decrease the arthritis pain I have in my back. Then by increasing the dosage …

Propolis to help heal bone? Not rated yet
Hi there... My husband recently had 640lbs dropped on the very tip of his thumb and it is badly fractured.  I heard bee propolis is speeds healing of bones. …

How do you store Bee Propolis? Not rated yet
How do you store it? Which product are you referring to? Raw chunks, powder, capsules or tincture? Angela

Diabetic foot Ulcer Not rated yet
I am hearing that Propolis is very good in Diabetic foot uncers? I am asking because my Auntie Rosa has a Diabetic foot Ulcer that has not healed much …

Bee propolis and bee pollen granules Not rated yet
Hi My name is Rash. I am have prostate problem. Therefore, I decided to take bee pollen and propolis because I dont want to take medicine anti biotics. …

Bee propolis and allergies Not rated yet
If I have many allergies including ragweed, grass, and certain trees is it safe to take Bee propolis? And if so at what dosage. I was thinking to take …

Propolis for asthma Not rated yet
Hi, can you suggest anything for asthma. I've had asthma all my life and understand that there are certain triggers ie: foods, grass, smoke, dust etc and …

Can I take propolis year round?  Not rated yet
Hello Angela Thank you for the information on propolis drops. Just a few more questions: 1. Can the drops be taken all year round (6 days a week) …

Propolis powder? How much to take... Not rated yet
I finally got my hands on propolis but in the form of a powder. I couldn't find any reference on your website to the use of propolis powder and recommendation …

Propolis or pollen? Not rated yet
I am recovering from a digestive problem lasting about a month during which time I was able to eat very little, mostly carbohydrates, so I lost a lot of …

How many mg of bee propolis are in 2 chunks? Not rated yet
I wanted to improve my health, because I often get the flu. That's why i started to take 3-9 Bee Propolis chunks a day. Isn't that too much? And how much …

How to take Propolis Extract Not rated yet
There are no instructions/dosage on your propolis extract bottle. How many drops do I take? Direct into mouth or mix in water? Angela's Response: …

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