Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Honey, Propolis and Royal Jelly

Banu Yucel

Ege University


Sibel Silici

Erciyes University


Flower Honey Honeydew Honey Chemical Content Health Effect Propolis Origin of Propolis Antibacterial Antimicrobial Royal Jelly Queen Bee Larvae Nutrition Hypopharyngeal

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Bee products have been used for human nutrition and health for many years. Bee products such as honey, royal jelly and propolis gained importance as functional food with their nutritious features that help protect health. The composition of honey, propolis and royal jelly gives them a broad antibacterial activity range- it is effective even against antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria. Therefore they have been proven effective in treating many diseases. The book on “Honey, Propolis and Royal Jelly” will explain the purpose of them as a part of an everyday health routine and traditional use in supplementary medicine to boost the immune system and as a possible substitute for antibiotics. The book will cover chemical components of honey, propolis and royal jelly, their effects on human and animal health, clinical research and antimicrobial, antiviral, antifungal, antioxidant, anticarcinogenic, geriatric and immunomodulatory activities of these bee products. In addition, their effects on medicine and toxic agents used in chemotherapy, physiologic effects on different organs and/or systems of the body, molecular and innovative research and new products produced from honey, propolis and royal jelly. Also, the book will cover the protective effects of honey and propolis on food. Standardization trial and health claims of honey, propolis and royal jelly will be also be mentioned in this book project.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: December 12th 2019

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Deadline for full chapters: March 2nd 2020

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Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: May 21st 2020

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Expected publication date: July 20th 2020

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About the editor

Banu Yucel

Ege University

Dr. Yucel graduated from the Ege University Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Animal Science and immediately after, started working as a Research Assistant for the same department. She finished her MSci in 1994 and Ph.D. in 1999 at Ege University, Turkey. Dr. Yucel has got 26 years academic experience and she received the 'National Science Encouragement Reward” from 'The Scientific and Technological Research Center of Turkey” four times and 'Science and Technology Transfer Center of Ege University” three times during her academic life. Dr. Yucel was awarded the 'Golden Bee Reward” from 'Honey and Bee Products Promotion and Research Center” for her scientific contribution to the beekeeping sector in 2015. She wrote many scientific articles, research papers, book chapters and presentations on beekeeping. She held many beekeeping courses on the national and international platform.

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