Yıl 2018, Cilt 1 , Sayı 3, Sayfalar 2 - 2 2018-12-08

What We Know, and Don't Know, about the Benefits of Propolis to Honey Bee Health

Marla SIVAK [1]


When colonies of Apis mellifera nest in tree cavities, they line the nest interior with a propolis envelope. Colonies in standard beekeeping equipment made of smooth wood do not construct a propolis envelope. The benefits of an antimicrobial layer are both prophylactic and therapeutic; a propolis envelope can improve colony health by reducing stress on individual immunity and can directly inhibit some pathogens (e.g., American foulbrood) and parasites (e.g., small hive beetle)1, 2, 3. More research is needed on the costs and benefits of resin collection to individual bees, and the presence of a propolis envelope on colony health. The behavioral regulation of resin foraging at the individual bee and colony level is poorly understood: how do bees locate sources of plant resins; do they choose among resin sources; and how do they recruit nest mates to the resins? We do not understand the modes of action (contact and/or volatile emissions) of propolis on bee immune function, and against A. mellifera microbes and parasites. At the colony level, more studies are needed to explore propolis as a treatment against hive diseases, both alone and in combination with other mechanisms of social immunity (i.e. hygienic behavior). What modifications in manmade bee boxes are needed to stimulate colonies to construct a propolis envelope?  And finally, unlike A. mellifera and stingless bees, the Asian honey bee, A. cerana, does not collect resin or incorporate propolis in its nest - why not?  
Apis mellifera, Honey bee product, Propolis
  • 1. Simone-Finstrom M, Borba RS, Wilson M, Spivak M (2017) Propolis counteracts some threats to honey bee health. Review. Insects 8: 46 2. Simone-Finstrom M, Spivak M (2010) Propolis and bee health: the natural history and significance of resin use by honey bees. Apidologie 41: 295–311 3. Borba RS, Spivak M (2017) Propolis envelope in Apis mellifera colonies supports honey bees against the pathogen, Paenibacillus larvae. Scientific Reports 7: 11429
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Bölüm 2nd Propolis Conference Special Issue
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Yazar: Marla SIVAK

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Yayımlanma Tarihi : 8 Aralık 2018

Bibtex @konferans bildirisi { jan487860, journal = {Journal of Apitherapy and Nature}, issn = {}, eissn = {2667-4734}, address = {}, publisher = {Oktay YILDIZ}, year = {2018}, volume = {1}, pages = {2 - 2}, doi = {}, title = {What We Know, and Don't Know, about the Benefits of Propolis to Honey Bee Health}, key = {cite}, author = {SIVAK, Marla} }
APA SIVAK, M . (2018). What We Know, and Don't Know, about the Benefits of Propolis to Honey Bee Health. Journal of Apitherapy and Nature , 1 (3) , 2-2 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/jan/issue/40577/487860
MLA SIVAK, M . "What We Know, and Don't Know, about the Benefits of Propolis to Honey Bee Health". Journal of Apitherapy and Nature 1 (2018 ): 2-2 <https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/jan/issue/40577/487860>
Chicago SIVAK, M . "What We Know, and Don't Know, about the Benefits of Propolis to Honey Bee Health". Journal of Apitherapy and Nature 1 (2018 ): 2-2
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ISNAD SIVAK, Marla . "What We Know, and Don't Know, about the Benefits of Propolis to Honey Bee Health". Journal of Apitherapy and Nature 1 / 3 (Aralık 2018): 2-2 .
AMA SIVAK M . What We Know, and Don't Know, about the Benefits of Propolis to Honey Bee Health. J.Apit.Nat.. 2018; 1(3): 2-2.
Vancouver SIVAK M . What We Know, and Don't Know, about the Benefits of Propolis to Honey Bee Health. Journal of Apitherapy and Nature. 2018; 1(3): 2-2.