30 YEAR DEVELOPMENT OF PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES
Apimab Laboratoires' story started in 1978 to Marc-Alain Bernard's initiative, the current Chief Executive, when he was studying at Montpellier University, Arts and Sciences Department.
After seven years of captivating studies, he left the University and decided to get involved in beekeeping, a fascinating job which involved freedom, initiative and a close relationship with the Nature. Soon he had up to 600 bee hives and launched a few years later, a place dedicated to his passion: the The Salagou Honey Farm in Clermont-l'Hérault (South of France).
Many experimental and documentary research is carried out by universities and the industrial sector. The research becomes more difficult than expected due to the resinous and impure natural consistency of raw propolis. Indeed, raw propolis contains around 40% of impurities (wax, fibre, dead bees, wood splinter and so on). Purification methods on raw Propolis are then experimented and recognized, they finally allow the production of a pure propolis, only containing usable assets.
Thus, the laboratory's first step was to standardize its raw propolis' production and transformation process in order to create different extracts in the form of powder (PPM30, PPM18, PPM14H) or of alcoholic (EALP, EADP) and non alcoholic (EGP) liquid extracts. Patents are pending.
CHANGE OF COURSE FOR ORGANIC PRODUCTS
Since 2007, Apimab Laboratoires has chosen to develop organic and ecological certified products.
Moreover, under strict quality measures ensuring risks analysis and the control of critical points, guarantee a follow-up of products specifications thanks to tight and regular controls organized by independent and national agencies ( ECOCERT, AFSSAPS, DGCCRF)
Started in 1997, Pollenergie was by Patrice Percie du Sert, a beekeeper in the southwestern part of France. Their brand of products, Aristee is highly respected for the qualtiy of their products from honeybees.
GloryBee Foods started in the family garage of Dick and Pat Turanski in 1975 with a dream of providing natural, healthy ingredients for the people of their town. Dick describes those early days as "a simple family honey stand, farming honey in the backyard and processing it in the back of the garage--the deep freeze even doubled as the sales counter". Over thirty years later, they're providing the highest quality organic and natural ingredients with the same spirit as those first years of business.
Part of the Bee Healthy Farms family of beekeepers, Happy Therapie is located in SW France. We offer naturally, wholesome products from honey bees, either raw or transformed into wellness solutions to life's challenges.
Happy Therapie Chez les Abeilles
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