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Guaranteed100% New Zealand made. Our products contains only the highest quality, single source propolis. We're 100% dedicated to the purity of our product.

Hum Propolis brand launched in 2012 founded by Mark Tweeddale (Director) and Evangeline Tweeddale (Managing Director) is a division of Tweeddale Apiaries, a family owned business that’s been caring for bees and producing bee products for more than 70 years. In fact, we are the largest single propolis producer in New Zealand.

All Hum Propolis products shares one origin: the Tweeddale hives in the fertile high country of New Zealand’s King Country District. We are 100% dedicated to purity. Our propolis is carefully and humanely collected from Tweeddale hives, which are surrounded by pristine groves of deciduous, poplar and native trees to produce a 100% natural, untainted, high-grade propolis.

What is Propolis?

Renowned for its powerful antioxidant abilities and positive health-giving benefits, bee propolis has been used as a holistic health product for centuries. 

Propolis is created by bees from the protective resin produced by certain trees and other botanical sources. Honeybees bring this precious resin back to their hives, mix it with enzymes and beeswax, and use it to protect their hives from infection. Propolis is made up of 50-70% resins, 30% wax, 10% etheric oils and 5% pollen. 

This remarkable natural product has been shown to contain all known vitamins, as well as 14 of the 15 minerals the body needs. Nutrient-rich propolis is an especially good source of amino acids, Vitamin A (carotene), Vitamin B1, B2, B3, biotin, phosphorous, magnesium, calcium, albumin and potassium.

Propolis is also very high in bioflavonoids (Vitamin P), which are reported to have powerful immune-building properties. Bioflavonoids are the natural pigments found in fruit and vegetables, although Propolis contains much higher levels than these sources.

We believe that New Zealand propolis is particularly special because of our pristine natural environment where deciduous trees like Poplar, Willow and Birch trees produce natural sap and resins containing very high levels of bioflavonoids.

Hum Propolis is gently hand harvested to maintain the highest standard of purity. A clean extraction process means contact with potential contaminants is greatly minimized-producing 100%, untainted, high-grade propolis. Once the wax is removed under quality strict conditions, Hum Propolis is bottled and ready to make its way to health conscious people everywhere.

If you would like more information about research into the many benefits of propolis, please see the resources listed on our Links.

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