What is Apitherapy?
The magical honeybee connects us to the plant world in a way no other creature can or does, giving us a portal and an indispensable link to the many benefits of the natural plant kingdom. The amazing little honeybee utilises beneficial ingredients found in Nature to sustain and protect the hive. Apitherapy is the practice of using honeybee products to promote good health and well-being.
Beelief Botanics has dedicated over thirty years of specialist knowledge from the Beehive to producing natural crèmes, salves and therapy products inspired by the amazing honeybee. Initially it was a hobby, producing honey and beeswax. But the part-time fascination blossomed into a full-time relationship. The discovery of Galen’s 1700-year-old recipe for a beeswax skin crème and its success in helping difficult skin problems introduced us to Apitherapy, the medicinal use of the honeybee products.
Through our Beelief Botanics Apitherapy website, shows & talks, we aim to give you an insight into this ancient, alternative therapy and to share our knowledge about how bee products can promote and support good health in body and mind.
Without the honeybee the human race would struggle to survive. No other species gives us so much and takes so little. From pollinating our crops, to collecting and giving us access to natural remedies, the amazing little honeybee is one of Nature’s most remarkable creatures.
Over the past three decades, we have developed our extensive Apitherapy range, which now includes Salves, Tinctures, Balms, Capsules, Natural Cosmetics, Daily Care products and Botanical Honeys, made with Royal Jelly, Propolis, Wildflower Pollen, Beeswax and Bee Venom.
At Beelief Botanics, we take great delight in bringing you all the wonderful products from the bees. Your experience and enjoyment of our products is important to us, and we value your comments and support. We are dedicated to producing all-natural products made from high-quality ingredients that benefit the whole family.
Our skincare range
Our 100% natural beeswax cremes and salves are known for their gentle, natural, therapeutic value and come highly recommended for those suffering with dry and problem skin conditions, such as eczema, dermatitis and skin ulcers. Made from beeswax, pure Welsh honey and beneficial plant & pure essential oils they have been created to promote optimum skin health.
Our all-natural cosmetic skin care range is free from parabens, petrochemicals, lanolin, palm oil and SLS. All our products are handmade from pure ingredients and have never been tested on animals.
Among our cosmetic range you can find Beelief Royale recommended for mature skin, All Day Moisturiser & Essentially Orange a favourite for its delicious aroma, Classic Night Creme and Gentle Cleanser recommended for sensitive skin.
Suitable for all hair types, our nourishing, SLS free shampoos are made with essential oils and pure Welsh wildflower honey.
Emoliex I, Emoliex II, Emoliex Plus, & Baby Beelief can be found under our therapy skincare range. These salves have been created using traditional formulas and pure plant & bee ingredients designed for the most challenging of skin conditions.
Emoliex Plus is made using a unique Propolis wax. This special wax contains natural antibiotic qualities that we recommend for Psoriasis and other more difficult skin problems. We also include it in our Foot Salvation Balm, as our feet are prone to bacterial conditions.
Combat aches and pains with Venaflex a warming Balm for Inflammatory Conditions.
Propolis can be taken internally as a natural alternative to man-made antibiotics. Its complex makeup and ever-changing plant phytochemicals make Propolis a formidable weapon in fighting bacterial, viral, fungal and microbial attack. Beelief Botanics offer Propolis in the form of a tincture, capsules, fortified Propolis honey and as a complete food supplement in a delicious B-Elixir Complex for all the family.
Our pure Wildflower Pollen granules are available in their natural form. Try them sprinkled on your cereal or mixed into smoothies for an energy boost. We combine Pollen, Honey and Propolis in our B-Elixir Complex for a more complete supplement.
Royal Jelly capsules are available as a daily supplement of vitamins, antioxidants and micro-nutrients. These are especially recommended for hormonal & fertility problems and those under physical, mental or emotional stress. Beelief Botanics also provides Royal Jelly in combination with Welsh wildflower honey.
We have created our Venaflex (bee venom) balm to be used for topical application, favoured by our customers with aches and pains; and Venamel, a fortified honey for sore joints, tendons & ligaments.
Key Apitherapy ingredients
For millennia honey has been revered for its calming, wound healing & antibiotic properties. It energises gently without stressing the pancreas and even some diabetics can utilise the benefits of honey, as the amazing honeybee has converted the sucrose in plant nectars to simple, single sugars.
The wonderful properties attributed to Propolis, the plant & tree resin collected by bees to sterilise their hive & protect it from infection, prove invaluable in human health. A natural alternative to man-made antibiotics, Propolis has remarkable abilities to assist in the fight against viral, bacterial, microbial and fungal attack.
Bee Pollen (Energy Superfood)
This is one of Nature’s wonderful bounties. Pollen in combination with honey, is the food of the Hive - Nature's own complete nutrition. Its life-sustaining elements are made available to us only after the honeybee has modified each pollen spore. Its microscopic state means it is quickly available to energise, giving every cell nutrition and absorbing free radicals caused by oxidation.
Worldwide research is linking Pollen’s remarkable benefits for prostate problems, the relief of allergies and hay fever and its ability to assist the body in recovery from stress, trauma and the effects of radiation.
Royal Jelly (Superfood, Beauty, Longevity)
Royal Jelly may provide Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory effects. It is widely claimed to reduce inflammation and oxidative stress. Vitamins like Thiamine (B1), Riboflavin (B2), Folic acid and many others can also be found in Royal Jelly. It may reduce heart disease risk by impacting on cholesterol levels. For centuries Royal Jelly has been associated with beauty and fertility (in both sexes). This is yet another bounty from the honeybee, used across the ages & the continents. Today it has just as much relevance, as human fertility appears to be in decline.
The first naturally occurring neuro-transmitter was found in Royal Jelly, a possible tool to fight Dementia and other stress & age-related diseases.
Bee Venom (Beauty & Aching joints)
Even the bee sting itself has an important role to play in human health & well-being.
Its stimulating qualities have recently been recognised (and used by members of the Royal family) as an anti-ageing skincare ingredient.
In Apitherapy, Bee Venom plays an important role in reducing inflammation in the body. It does this by activating the adrenal glands to produce more cortisol, our own natural steroid.