Upper respiratory-tract infections (URTI) occur most commonly in childhood. On average, a healthy three-year old child suffers from 6-10 colds per year. These types of colds are generally mild but the symptoms can cause a fever and make your child irritable, lethargic and uncomfortable. According to the world health organization, respiratory infections account for 20% … More Propolis for Children, help them breath
MG (Methylglyoxol) is found in a range of food products including wine, beer, roasted coffee, bread, dairy products, soy sauce and lipids (fats). But the reason we are talking about it is because it also constitutes the major part of the total antibacterial activity found in New Zealand Manuka honey. MG is thought to increases … More What is Methylglyoxol?
There are lots of articles out there that talk about how great Manuka honey is for wound care and how it can kill different bacteria but unless you have a science degree or a keen interest in how bacteria works its pretty difficult to understand how it actually does this. So let me break it … More What does Manuka honey do to bacteria, exactly?
We’ve discussed the many ways that propolis is good for us and our families but we haven’t looked at why bees collect propolis in the first place. Propolis a plant based resin is used to give a hive structure and to protect it against predators, microbes and pathogens. Bees collect propolis and distribute it throughout … More Used for both architecture and immune support, propolis, a bee’s sucess
The worker bees have many jobs inside and outside of the hive, and for this reason they out number the drone bees 100 to 1. Inside the hive the worker bee’s are assigned to the following roles nurse, queen’s attendants, cleaners, undertakers, builders, capper, ripener, and repairers. Like a large factory each bee has it’s own … More House Jobs for the Worker bees
Bee’s have many jobs those inside the hive and those outside. Without these many jobs the hive would neither thrive or succeed and the colony would die. We talked about the jobs inside the hive in a previous article so now lets look at the jobs bee’s have outside the hive. The outside jobs assigned … More Jobs for bee’s outside the Hive
Don’t Be Misled By Marketing Hype: Noted Industry Experts Say “Pollen Counting” Not A Reliable Way To Determine Authenticity Or Effectiveness Of New Zealand Manuka Honey. Showcasing yet again the reality-altering power of “creative marketing,” several brands in the rapidly-growing Manuka honey category are trying to validate the purity and effectiveness of their products by … More Why We Shouldn’t Rely on Pollen Counts for Manuka Honey
Most popular commercial body care products contain dangerous chemicals that are harmful to our bodies. This has lead many people to opt for beauty and body care products made with clean, natural ingredients. Lye in Soap Getting informed about what ingredients are in the products we use is important. For instance, when looking at the ingredients in our PRI Manuka … More Manuka Honey Soap, Truth about Lye
We hear about manuka honey more and more every day but lets not forget about the other honeys that come from the pristine countryside of New Zealand. We’ve already checked into clover honey, which is a great understudy for manuka and of course covered blue borage honey but we haven’t talked about Rewarewa honey. All … More Rewarewa Honey a rebel of its own
Blue borage also known as viper’s bugloss, blue thistle and blue devil is a plant with tall spikes of beautiful blue flowers, rough petals and red tongue like stamens. This plant grows in well drained soils and feeds a variety of insects including honey bees, painted-lady butterflies and buff-tailed bumblebees. Although beautiful and loved by insects … More It’s not Blue it’s golden