Propolis with high flavonoid content collected by honey bees from Acacia paradoxa.

  title={Propolis with high flavonoid content collected by honey bees from Acacia paradoxa.},
  author={Van Hoan Tran and Rujee K. Duke and Abdallah Abu-Mellal and Colin C. Duke},
Honey bees, Apis mellifera var ligustica, on Kangaroo Island, Australia, were found to collect propolis from the sticky exudate on the stem shoots and seed pods of an Australian endemic plant, Acacia paradoxa. Extracts of the plant stem shoots and seed pods, the propolis carried on the legs of bees and freshly collected propolis in hives contained major flavonoid components consisting of 2',3',4'-trimethoxychalcone, 2'-hydroxy-3',4'-dimethoxychalcone, 2',4'-dihydroxy-3'-methoxychalcone, 5,7… CONTINUE READING
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