Stocked up on Propolis and mealy worm It pays to shop around

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    Dave 54

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    Went into Plymouth yesterday to stock up on our new supplies namely propolis in both spray and Liquid, Propolis spray for wounds to be used in conjunction with treatments for wounds.Plus in Liquid form to be used as an additive for use with koi foods both bought from our local health food store making major savings over the propolis of over £10.00+
    We also made a major saving on our supply of freeze dried mealy worm buying a 3 litre tub of them for £8.00 normally £12.99
    Two hand fulls last night had our koi swimming around the pond eating as many each as they could cram in everyone getting a share
    So all in all its out there if you look around and shop around ........ :)


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    Had to look up Propolis. It is harvested from bee hives. The bee's use it to seal small opening but it is also antibacterial.. If something dies within the hive that the bee's can't move the encase it in Propolis and it mummifies.
     
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    Which is why we use it in conjunction with varous treatments and to give the koi a boost with their food .
    You can if you know a bee keeper as him for propolis which as a by product of the hive would come in block form but more importantly it should come for free.
    However I've never met nor do I know of anyone who is a bee keeper :(


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