Editors: Susana M. Cardoso, Artur M.S. Silva

Chemistry, Biology and Potential Applications of Honeybee Plant-Derived Products

eBook: US $39 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $174
Printed Copy: US $155
Library License: US $156
ISBN: 978-1-68108-238-7 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-237-0 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2016
DOI: 10.2174/97816810823701160101


This eBook presents a comprehensive review on the chemical composition of natural products derived from honeybee farming. These products include honey, pollen and propolis. Each chapter details specific products and the contents are complemented with an explanation of distinct analytical techniques for studying these products. Readers will also find a summary of current information about biological properties and applications of honey, pollen and propolis, which contribute to added value to these bee and plant-derived products. The eBook is a handy reference for students, researchers and laymen studying the biochemical aspects of apiculture.

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Vassya Bankova
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Susana M. Cardoso, Artur M.S. Silva
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List of Contributors

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Chemical Characterization of Honey

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Marta Quicazan, Carlos Zuluaga
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Latest Developments in Propolis Research: Chemistry and Biology

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Vassya Bankova, Milena Popova, Boryana Trusheva
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Chemical Composition of Bee Pollen

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Maria G. Campos, Lokutova Olena, Ofélia Anjos
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Chromatography as a Tool for Identification of Bioactive Compounds in Honeybee Products of Botanical Origin

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Marcelo D. Catarino, Jorge M. Alves-Silva, Soraia I. Falcão, Miguel Vilas- Boas, Micaela Jordão, Susana M. Cardoso
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Valuable Analytical Tools in Analysis of Honeybee Plant-Derived Compounds: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

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Clementina M.M. Santos, Artur M.S. Silva
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Electrochemical Sensors for Assessing Antioxidant Capacity of Bee Products

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António M. Peres, Mara E.B. Sousa, Ana C.A. Veloso, Letícia Estevinho, Luís G. Dias
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Antioxidant Properties of Bee Products of Plant- Origin. Part 1. Honey

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Marta Quicazán, Carlos Zuluaga
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Antioxidant Properties of Bee Products of Plant- Origin Part 2. Propolis and Pollen

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Pedro A.R. Fernandes, Sónia S. Ferreira, Alice Fonte, Dulcineia F. Wessel, Susana M. Cardoso
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Anti-Inflammatory Activity of the Honeybee Plant- Derived Products Honey, Pollen and Propolis

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Joana Liberal, Isabel V. Ferreira, Eliza O. Cardoso, Ana Silva, Ariane R. Bartolomeu, João Martins, Karina B. Santiago, Bruno J. Conti, Bruno M. Neves, Maria T. Batista, José M. Sforcin, Maria T. Cruz
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Antitumor Properties of Honeybee Plant-Derived Products: Honey, Propolis and Pollen

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Cristina Almeida-Aguiar, Ricardo Silva-Carvalho, Fátima Baltazar
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Antimicrobial Activity of Honeybee Plant-Derived Products

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Miroslava Kačániová, Cristina Almeida-Aguiar
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Add Value Products of Honeybee Plant-Derived Origin

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Silvia C.F. Iop, Elsa C.D. Ramalhosa, Dalva M.R. Dotto, Andreia Cirolini, Naiane Beltrami
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Subject Index

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