What is bee pollen?
Bee pollen is a ball of pollen made by young bees when they land on a flower. It’s a mixture of pollen, saliva, and nectar or honey. Bees carry these balls back to the hive in sacs on their legs and store them in the hive’s honeycomb. The pollen then ferments into “bee bread,” which feeds a bee colony.
Beekeepers collect pollen from bees by keeping a thick comb in the entrance of their hives. When bees pass through it, it knocks the pollen off their legs into a collection bin below. The bees then must go out to collect more pollen.
Bee pollen benefits:
- relieve inflammation
- work as an antioxidant
- boost liver health
- strengthen the immune system
- work as a dietary supplement
- reduce stress
You can mix it with honey or add it to foods like yogurt, oatmeal, or smoothies.
Adult: 20-40 g or 3-5 tbsp. per day, Children:15 g or 1-2 tbsp. per day
Not for people with pollen allergies.