Sale of propolis
We offer our wholesale customers high quality Polish raw propolis in batches of 200-300 kg. We obtain our propolis directly from beekeepers, so we are able to evaluate it effectively and segregate it in qualitative terms. Thanks to cooperation with research units for each batch, we can perform tests according to the buyer’s order (e.g. for antibiotic content).
We set the price individually, depending on the requirements for the goods. We guarantee the continuity of cooperation and delivery. Long-term presence of our company on the market (since 1996) confirms that we are a reliable partner. This is confirmed by our regular customers who have been buying batches of between 2 kg and 500 kg from us for years at regular intervals.
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Propolis from Prokit
Propolis is a material that is very difficult to reach. Nevertheless, we make every effort to ensure that the shortage does not affect its quality.
We cooperate with scientists from research units who test the material we provide.
In Prokit you can buy propolis all year round! Our job is to do everything, so that there is no shortage of this valuable material.
Origin of propolis
Propolis is a rich mixture of resinous organic compounds collected by bees from plant exudates, leaf buds and cracks in the bark of various plants. The resins are collected by bees and mixed with the wax produced by them. During this process, digestive enzymes hydrolyze some of the compounds, leading to the formation of so-called flavonoid aglycones. The bees deposit the processed material in the hive, where it is used to seal the holes and to protect – especially against microorganisms and insects, to give the queen an aseptic space. Propolis is also used to mummify intruders killed by bees.
Properties and chemical composition
The properties of propolis are related to its chemical composition. More than 300 chemical compounds that may be present in propolis have been identified, although not all occur simultaneously. The composition of propolis varies depending on the origin, climate and ecology of the region, the season of the year, as well as the breed of bees. However, despite differences in specific chemical compounds, most samples of crude propolis show significant similarity in major groups of compounds.
- approx. 50% of resins (phenolic acids and flavonoids; otherwise the polyphenolic fraction),
- approx. 30% wax,
- approx. 20% other ingredients, mainly essential oils, pollen and various other compounds.
Currently propolis is one of the most important natural products of pharmacological significance. The following properties determine this:
- immunomodulating and
Propolis can be used in its raw form, by applying it to treated areas (e.g. burns, whitlow, etc.) or as a propolis ointment useful in wound, ulcers, acne, herpes and genital herpes as well as neurodermatitis treatment (Banskota et al. 2001; Castaldo i Capasso 2002).
However, propolis is primarily processed to produce alcoholic extracts (ethanol or glycol) which are then sold as 7% tinctures. (used against upper respiratory tract infections, colds, flu-like infections) or are a substrate for further production. For example, propolis is used as an additive in birds feed (poultry and pigeons), in preparations for wood protection (technical application). Some beekeepers also buy propolis to give it to their bees (if these are varieties that don’t glue much).