Propolis doesn’t come off. At least the proplis that my bees make. Whenever I open the hive I have to slowly ease the boxes apart, slowly prying them as the glue stretches and releases its grip. It’s known as bee glue for a reason. Like honey, it’s a product of its environment, and its stickiness depends on the trees that the bees have access to. Like honey, it’s produced by a chain

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