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The Ballot-Flurin honey-farm was born in the heart of the Pyrenees, in south-western France, set in beautiful countryside that is full of life and proud of its traditions, a place where bees can be happy.

Apitherapy:
Better self care through better bee hives

What is Apitherapy?

Since the dawn of time, the treasures of the hive (honey, propolis, royal jelly, pollen, wax) have been known for their beneficial qualities and were considered sacred materials. In ancient Egypt, 4,000 years ago, papyrus records were made, describing in detail more than 48 traditional uses of these bee-produced gifts. What we now call Apitherapy was also practised by the Incas, the Chinese, the Greeks and the Romans. This traditional knowledge was rediscovered a several decades ago by a handful of researchers, in search of natural practices of form and well-being contrary to the industrializing methods of modern "progress".

Apitherapy is now recognised as a modern and reputable form of healing and care. A large number of research results are published every year, reinforced by scientific congresses specifically focused on this discipline.

 

The Secrets of Apitherapy

The relative simplicity of the bee-made materials must not be taken lightly. Whether it is propolis, honey or royal jelly, the work of bees possess unique and complex alchemies, composed of a multitude of ingredients drawn directly from nature. For instance, propolis is composed on average of approximately 300 constituents, including resins and balms, essential oils and trace elements, plenty of vitamins, and aromatic composites. Unlike synthetic products, the chemical composition of hive treasures is constantly shifting: like fingerprints, there are no two identical propolis. This gives an extra layer of defense against the evolutionary tactics of micro-organisms.

 

Ballot-Flurin Organic Preparations

 

All of Ballot-Flurin's exceptional preparations are 100% natural, with a focus on heightened bioavailability (the ability of the body to absorb and assimilate an element).

 

1 - All our beekeeping materials meet demanding internal regulation. Every ingredient from the hive is 100% organic and dedicated to a specific care, whether for beauty or general well-being. We collect this and we transform some according to a double specification: AB (organic agriculture) and Apiculture DOUCE®. Others, we leave in a raw and natural state.  Through comprehensive laboratory analysis, we ensure that the harvested material does not contain any pesticides (guaranteed zero tolerance) or pathogenic microorganisms, according to both European (2.6.13) and American (62) pharmacopoeias.

 

2 - We favour beekeeping materials and botanical ingredients found from the local habitats. This localized synergy strengthens bioavailability and allows maximum traceability (from the flower to the product, certified by outside controls).

 

3 - A focus on manual fabrication processes. Long macerations and manual mixing constitute the majority of our artisinal production, ensuring a product rich in active principles, a strong, unchanged structure, and an excellent vibratory field. This guarantees the quality of our preparations.

 

4 - Internationally recognised expertise. Our own advances in GENTLE Beekeeping, energy and dynamization are subject to official patents, and are frequently cited. All of our products have proved their effectiveness through clinical tests and pharmacological vigilance.

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