ARTICLE ON PRODUCTS BASED STINGLESS BEE (TRIGONA BEE).
A. Research Officer, Strategic Research Centre MARDI Malaysia Fahimee Mohd Jaafar – “Just like honey bees, Stingless Bee also produce honey and propolis which are rich in nutrients like antioxidants. “Stingless Bee Honey somewhat sour taste than ordinary honey and clearer colors,” “Stingless Bee honey is more expensive than ordinary honey due to lack of supply.”
B. Hamdan Sipon, Research Assistant MARDI Malaysia. Reference to “Berita Harian” newspaper on August 17, 2008 – Propolis is able to treat ulcers and kidney cleansing and effective way to prevent cancer cell proliferation.
C. Prof Dr Siti Amrah Sulaiman, Coordinator of Traditional and Complementary Medicine Research, Universiti Sains Malaysia-PPSP “Stingless Bees do not sting and its honey has many benefits to restore a variety of chronic diseases. Stingless Bee honey are known to contain high anti-oxidants, nutrients, and protect and nourish the inner side of the body, nourishment of stingless bee honey is also special because it contains propolis and bee bread. Bee bread, a mixture of pollen and honey, saliva and stomach secretions from bees that can help digestive problems. Propolis is a mixture of plant sap and specialized liquid which is high medicinal properties. Studies also show honey can heal a variety of internal diseases, prevent the onset of diseases associated with oxidative stress in addition to slowing down aging.
D. Ir Hae Zainal Hasan MSi from Bogor Agricultural Biochemistry Laboratory – Trigona propolis flavonoids rate reached 4% and propolis apis, 1.5%. Rate flavonoids affect the healing process. Higher the flavonoid content in propolis, higher potentially for faster healing. Propolis has a number of biological and pharmacological activities, among others are antibacterial against Gram-positive bacteria.
E. TV Program from ” Agrotek” on 12 Mac 2011 regarding MARDI Serdang research on Stingless Bee – source from (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFTt8MMaJL8)
F. TV Program regarding Stingless Bee from “Agro Journal”– source from (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njsFAO92DI4)
G. Documentary regarding propolis – source from (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMA868QOYLc)
H. Scientists who assembled during the World Apiculture Conference held from 20-26 September 1993 in China confirmed that honey is a ‘healing for men’. During the conference, treatments with honey derivatives were discussed. American scientists in particular said that honey, royal jelly, pollen and propolis (bee resin) cure many diseases. A Romanian physician stated that he tried honey on cataract patients, and 2002 out of his 2094 patients completely recovered. Polish doctors also informed the conference that bee resin helps to cure many diseases such as haemorrhoids, skin problems, gynecological diseases and many other disorders.
Source from www.miraclehoney.net/