Propolia has been the flagship brand of Apimab Laboratories for over 30 years. Propolia was born thanks to Marc Alain, passionate about beekeeping. It’s the story of a beekeeper, of a simple man who loves his bees. Who believes hard as iron that the therapeutic virtues of the products of the hive exceed by far the only taste qualities of honey.
The adventure began in 1979. Marc-Alain Bernard, beekeeper in Campagnan (dept 34), lived a dark year, of great drought. While visiting his beehives, he discovers a dead mouse in one of them. The animal is embalmed in propolis, a substance made by bees, known for millennia for its medicinal properties. This is the click, the beekeeper understands that this natural material has a future.
He begins by making honey propolis gums to soften the throat, then gradually develops balms and syrups. The time has passed. Today, the honey house has become a laboratory, constantly improving its purification and propolis extraction techniques, and has around thirty employees.
“In the Propolia range, there is always a beehive product integrated into the formula. At first it was propolis, now the raw materials have broadened to royal jelly, wax. "
The laboratory works with more than three hundred beekeepers in France.