Beekeeper’s Naturals: Hive Product Review
By Haley Nagasaki
A few months ago I had the pleasure of meeting with the Beekeeper’s Naturals team at the CHFA East Health Food show in Toronto. This alluring team of buzzy individuals shared with me their progressive line of products: nutrient dense, organic hive products designed for mental stimulation, health and vitality, immunity boosting, and with an antioxidant profile nearly unmatched in the health community. I’m talking about Bee Propolis, Royal Jelly, Bee Pollen, and of course, the esteemed Raw Honey.
I was graciously given a few samples at the show, including their B.LXR Brain Fuel, with Royal Jelly and Gingko Biloba Leaf Extract as the active ingredients. After two busy days of working the health show, I was feeling rather spent when it came time to tackle Toronto’s rush hour traffic, yet recalled the little vial of B.LXR Brain Fuel tucked away in my bag.
I opened the small vial of dark coloured liquid, a caffeine-free Royal Jelly elixir, and shot it back in a single swig. It is a smoky flavoured, almost syrup-like juice, sweet with a slightly bitter aftertaste, whose flavour profile had me reminiscing about the smell of campfires. I was delightfully surprised by the instant energy boost and mental alertness, which lasted long into the evening.
I had only heard of tried Royal Jelly before this, a nutrient-rich glandular secretion produced by the Queen bee to feed and nurture the brood, as well as the Queen herself. This supplement is meant for targeting brain fog and enhancing concentration, while its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties help to nourish the body at a cellular level.
Now just recently I began taking the B.LXR more regularly, and found that it was perfect natural energy booster for my daily routine, to assist in various areas of my life like focusing on writing, or energizing myself when functioning on little sleep. Without the crash of caffeine, this product is entirely unique and highly effective, a sure recommendation to anyone in need of cognitive support and a natural energy boost.
I have been very fortunate to try nearly the entire Beekeeper’s Naturals line, including the Bee Powered Hive Superfood Complex, the decadent Superfood Cacao Honey, and the immune boosting, anti-viral Bee Propolis Throat Spray. The Throat Spray is a winter-month necessity to keep handy during the cold and flu season. This sweet, delicious, propolis-based throat spray is extremely effective for warranting off colds and sore throats due to its antiviral properties.
The Bee Powered Hive Superfood Complex is another product I have been using since the health show in Toronto. A mixture of raw honey, bee propolis, royal jelly, and bee pollen, this product is meant as an all round food grade supplement for fuelling the mind and healing the body. The daily recommended dose is one teaspoon, generally eaten as is. The superfood product provides instant energy, and while dosing with this potent mixture I found that my immune system was strong and I have not since been ill.
Finally, the limited edition Superfood Cacao Honey, like each of the other products, is extremely unique and delicious. This decadent chocolate-coloured honey is a perfect blend of raw honey and ethically sourced cacao. This luxurious treat is quite versatile. While it livens up coffee, oatmeal, baked treats, and toast with nut butter, I found that the majority of my jar disappeared with the help of a good old-fashioned spoon. Seriously, this product is not for the weak-willed. I’d like to think mine lasted a full seven days, but I can’t say for certain.
Overall I would say that the Beekeeper’s Naturals products deserve a full five stars. Their goal of sharing mental and physical health and vitality, coupled with a sustainable sourcing method, and a sincere motive to save the bees, are all indicative of their genuine intentions and aspirations to help heal humans and the bee community alike. Not to mention their charming team and trendy branding. I feel extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to review these products, and would like to extend a big thank you to the whole team.