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The Bees’ Keys to Preventing Cold and Flu

The Bees’ Keys to Preventing Cold and Flu

by Maria Karameros

With the onset of cold and flu season, mothers have enough to do without having to take care of sick family members, so protecting family from getting sick is a top priority. Moms of yesteryear gave their children foul-tasting cod liver oil to ward off sickness. Today, we have better-tasting and more-effective natural options to defend against those pesky viruses and bacteria that cause respiratory illnesses. One of these remedies comes from one of Earth’s tiniest and hardest working creatures... bees.

Honey has long been widely known as a remedy for those already sick, but other bee products like propolis and royal bee jelly have been getting more attention recently in the Western world for their amazing illness preventative properties. The National Institutes of Health has published numerous promising studies that show the efficacy of propolis for use against influenza and support its antimicrobial and antibacterial reputation. Propolis is a resin-like substance bees create by mixing their saliva with collected plant leaves, stems and buds. It is critical to bee colony health because of its antifungal nature.

BEE & YOU decided to take these bee super-foods to the next level by sourcing all their products from the most fertile and plant-rich area in Europe—Anatolia, Turkey, home to more than 60 percent of Europe’s native plants. The company is devoted to fair-trade and sustainability. BEE & YOU collects from their sources ethically and are invested in the health of the local hives, so in supporting them, customers can help “save the bees”.

With BEE & YOU’s nasal and throat sprays featuring propolis and honey, warding off a cold or flu has never been easier or tastier. To provide even more defense, they offer royal jelly tablets which can be taken as a daily supplement to boost the immune system. Royal jelly is literally the food of royalty in the bee world as it is the only thing fed to the most important member of the hive—the queen. Royal jelly also promotes enhancing physical energy, mental clarity, and aids in faster recovery time from exercise and enhances our overall sense of well-being. All bee products contain antioxidants, which help fight degenerative disease and aging. If propolis and royal jelly do well to empower the queen, thus ensuring a thriving a bee colony, our families are ensured to also reap the benefits of these superfoods during the cold flu season.

USFDA-registered superfoods and supplements from BEE & YOU are made with royal jelly, bee pollen, raw honey and propolis in the purest form, providing consumers with raw, unfiltered and unadulterated products. All products are 100 percent natural, non-GMO, kosher and gluten-free.

BEE &YOU products are available at Amazon, CVS, and 3,500 retail outlets in the U.S., including independent health food stores throughout NY and NJ. For more information, visit or find discounts on Instagram at