We are also beekeepers: thanks to our hives scattered in various strategic points of the Trieste Karst, we produce different varieties of whole Honey, Bee Pollen and Propolis.
🍯 Our soul of a true and pure farm , with an innate love for the land and its vital mechanisms, is all explained in our Products of the Hive.
The line of Beehives products was born from the desire born in 2010 to also become beekeepers.
Tasting our Italian Propolis, it will be possible to savor the passion and tradition that accompany the VonDerWeid company, combined with the unmistakable taste of the Karst region near Trieste.
The propolis is a substance resinous and balsamic that bees collect from certain types of trees such as poplar, oak, alder, birch, fir, pine and chestnut.
This resinous substance is then processed with its own enzymes and salivary juices and then used to defend the hive from health and climatic problems.
Any slit or interstice that is smaller than the size of a worker bee (the worker bee is smaller than both the drones, the males, and the queen) is sealed with propolis in order to avoid the passage of other animals , air , humidity or whatever.
Propolis is the only medicine (a natural antibiotic) and the only disinfectant available to bees.
Bees or foreign animals that have died in the hive, and cannot be transported outside, are literally embalmed with propolis . Covered with this substance, they do not in fact rot and will no longer represent a health risk for the colony.
With heat, propolis becomes malleable and sticky . For bees it is therefore useful for “plastering”, “whitening”, sealing, embalming or building, in particular when mixed with wax , which increases its plasticity even at lower temperatures.
Propolis is composed largely from resins and balsams (50%), wax (25%), volatile essential oils (10%), pollen (5%), organic material and mineral (5%).
Very important are also flavonoids which, enhanced by the presence of anti-inflammatories and vitamins ( C, E, B1, B2, B6, PP ), perform an important protective action on blood capillaries.