Antibiotic use . . . so NZ got something right in Bees in the Media Posted November 30, 2012 BLIS = Bactieriocin-like inhibitory substance. They are generally antimocrobial compounds produced by bacteria that kill or inhibit the growth of closely related bacteria. A biotech company in Dunedin (BLIS technologies) was set up a number of years ago to commercialise BLIS produced by beneficial bacteria that live on your tongue. Their commercial strains produce BLIS that inhibit the bacteria that cause Strep throat.