Health

Royal jelly, propolis and bee pollen are three popular dietary supplements derived from bees to which a wide variety of health benefits have been attributed. Not all of them are substantiated by science, but some insist they can strengthen the immune system, heal wounds, fight infection, alleviate symptoms of stress, make one feel energized and ease allergy symptoms, especially hay fever.

Royal jelly, propolis and bee pollen are available in all sorts of forms, including liquids, powders, creams, lozenges, capsules, soft gels and tablets.

A note of caution - people with allergies to bee stings should steer clear of consuming any bee products.