HOW DOES HONEY BEES USE PROPOLIS INSIDE THE HIVE?

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HOW DOES HONEY BEES USE PROPOLIS INSIDE THE HIVE?

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– Inside the cells :where the queen puts its eggs, and worker bees deposits honey, propolis is used to make it stronger and for desinfection; – In openings: Avoiding invaders like ants, beetles, and mites entrance to prejudice the hive integrity, contaminating it; – In hive cleaning: when an invader is neutralized inside the hive, and it cannot be brought out by the bees, they cover it with propolis, to avoid putrefaction, and consequent hive contamination. For these reasons, the greeks named this substance as PROPOLIS=”PRO” + “POLIS” “in favor” of the “city” or – in favor of the hive.

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