bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Monday, February 16, 2004

Fraudster propolised

Reading this blog, you might think that the world of bees is full of fraudsters. On the other hand, the real thing might rise in your esteem when you realise the number of times someone is trying to pass something off as a genuine bee product. Here’s another fraud story, this time from Selangor, Malaysia.

The Selangor Health Department seized RM5mil worth of bee pollen-based health food, or propolis, which was believed to have been manufactured illegally.
I’m not sure how propolis is pollen-based, and I have visions of a new strain of confidence-trickster bees pretending to manufacture propolis illegally. Perhaps the journalist meant “processed” illegally.


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